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Thermopiles
In Thermopyles the year 480 B.C. was carried out the most astonishing and unequal battle between few Greeks and a million of Persians. This battle is a landmark in the World's history.

Three hundred Spartans and seven hundred Thespians under the orders of Leonidas, king of Sparta, decided to fight against the Persians and win or die defending the freedom of their country. According to the historian Herodotus, the Persian army consisted of about one million seven hundred thousand soldiers who were under the command of king Xerxes.

The Persians asked the defenders to give their arms up, but Leonidas replied to them with the heroic phrase COME AND GET THEM. This phrase has been and will always be a bright example for the generations to come of one's doing his duty for his country.

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