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The Legendary Spartan Warriors Of The 5th Century

It’s interesting to note that the second Persian invasion occurred around fifty-five years prior to the publishing of this account. These intervening years had been the zenith of the golden years of Ancient Greece for the duration of which Athens dominated over the other Greek city states. Even so, the beginning rebellions of what later became identified as the Peloponnesian War (431 BC – 404 BC) were underway. The other story that held me enthralled was of the self-mutilation of Zopyros – honestly, this is utterly outstanding. What did he say, and to what extent can these passages be taken...