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The paradox with the monument of Leonidas at Thermopylae

“Stranger, tell the Spartans that we lie here, faithful to their laws” meaning: we died here following the Spartan traditions. This was the inscription of Simonides that was erected at the site of the battle of Thermopylae along with a stone lion. There where one of the most important battles of ancient Greek history was given. And thousands of tourists from all over the world may arrive every year to see the spot and the monument of Leonidas that exists there now but they face a paradox. The famous Battle ...

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