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“The Equal of Living Heroes”: Sparta’s Counterfeit Myth
Plutarch, Apophthegmata Lakonica 225 c11-12 “When Xerxes wrote again, “send me your weapons”, [Leonidas] wrote back, “Come and take them” Πάλιν δὲ τοῦ Ξέρξου γράψαντος ‘πέμψον τὰ ὅπλα’, ἀντέγραψε ‘…