Why Did The Spartans Choose Certain Death?

A decision that turned into an eternal model for honor, loyalty, and sacrifice

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King Leonidas formed a small army in 480 B.C. and choose to defend Greece against the Persian overwhelming power at the Thermopylae pass. When the Persians bypassed him, he didn’t order a retreat. On the contrary, he dismissed the rest of his army to hold out…

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