Why Sparta?

This calls for some explanation. My girlfriend is from Poland. She grew up behind the Iron Curtain. One day we were talking about history (as we often do) and I mentioned the poignant and humbling the 2500 year old marker at Thermopylae. This simple marker commemorates an epic event of bravery and sacrifice that still resonates two and a half millennia later.

My girlfriend knew the words by heart. This she had been taught as a child in Poland while living in a totalitarian and oppressed state.  They remembered.  So this is for her.
So here is the story of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae

The 300 Spartans


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