Episode Four: “Add a Step to It”
Spartan quips and Spartan swords were notoriously short.
The story goes that a young warrior remarked on this stubbiness the first time his mother handed him this weapon.
“Add a step to it.”
Meaning, Get that much closer to the enemy.
In today’s video, we explore the clipped, laconic speech of the ancient Spartans and tell the tale of their famous one-word response to a king who threatened to invade their country.