13 The Warrior Archetype

Episode Thirteen: Go Tell the Spartans

What made Thermopylae different from every other great battle?

For me, it was the fact that the Spartans advanced onto this field knowing they were all going to die.

No miracle would save them, no negotiation, no last-minute reprieve.

The phrase in their epitaph, ” … obedient to their laws,” says it all.

They vowed to face the worst and they held true to that pledge.

Subscribe here for the full series, or watch previous episodes here

Subscribe here for the full series, or watch previous episodes here


  1. William Zeitler on September 28, 2020 at 6:11 am

    It’s also interesting that the poem begins: “Go tell the SPARTANS.” Not the Athenians, not the World — tell the SPARTANS.

    • Brian Nelson on September 28, 2020 at 8:24 am

      When I read your comment, my first thought was, “Of course, because no one else would understand. Everyone else would criticize, condemn, question and belittle the ‘backward thinking Spartans’. You make a great point.

  2. Brian Nelson on September 28, 2020 at 8:39 am

    These videos are like the North Star to me. To be reminded of what true sacrifice, true integrity, true honor looks like is both terrifying and inspiring. I’m not one of your readers who questions the validity of the Spartan culture. Would I want to be a Spartan? Most of the time, not at all. I’d prefer to live in Athens. I’m more of a creative. But I am inspired nonetheless. I have spent some time in pretty stark environments, and the irony is they are some of my best memories. Any military person understands this.

    What the story of Thermopylae reminds us is that art and culture would have died without the ‘rough men willing to do violence on their behalf’.

    I sat on a panel, 10 or 11 years ago. The convention was for non-profits doing good overseas. The breakout in which I sat on the panel was about Afghanistan. There were two others–3 Cups of Tea educator types, and me–the only military guy in the zip code.

    The question was about what happens when the military pulls out. I answered, “Well, more female school teachers will have their heads cut off.”

    Went over like a lead balloon, but I stand by the assertion. People do not care about the humanities when they are terrified, starving, or ill. There has to be a sense of safety before learning can happen, and throughout the history of mankind–rough men willing to do violence to protect the tribe are required. Maslow’s hierarchy fits with the individual and with nations. It is why we must allow for wealth accumulation before Senegal, Botswana, Peru, any third world country gives a shit about global warming.
    No one cares about the future of the planet when they are more concerned with clean drinking water…

    I am so grateful for you doing this. It matters.

    • Jonathan on September 29, 2020 at 3:25 pm

      Very well said, and astute observations, Brian.

      It’s also interesting to me that many overlook the fact that a contingent of Thespians remained behind as well, and died on the field.

      Considering “Thespians” is now synonymous with things relating to drama and theater, that’s kind of curious as well.

  3. Gene on September 29, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Indeed, life is a series of choices. Your ‘challenge’ to live by a code – whatever that may be – is among the most profound ideas you have offered.

  4. cookie clicker on September 30, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    We are very lucky to know these precious things. Here I know more interesting information, giving me background knowledge. A good website, keep it up, I hope it lasts a long time.

  5. PaulMankin on March 2, 2021 at 6:34 am

    Thanks for this episode and the YouTube video. It’s very interesting to follow each episode. Keep up the good work, you are making very interesting content.

  6. shabd yadav on May 28, 2021 at 11:28 am

    If you are also doing some of these, then the Free vbucks app will play this game once.

  7. slitherio on May 31, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Although a country with a low level of education, their solidarity and resilience to fight together cannot be underestimated. It was a power greater than even advanced weapons.

  8. Jerel Batz on June 16, 2022 at 5:22 am

    I really enjoyed watching Go Tell the Spartan’s 13 episodes. It was a very interesting and exciting story. The main character, Jesus Christ, is a young man from Nazareth who has been called to be the Savior of the world. I personally recommend https://masterbundles.com/templates/presentations/powerpoint/strategy/ source to download free templates.He is not perfect, but he still is able to do great things for others.

  9. باربری on August 31, 2022 at 5:04 am

    Thanks for this episode and the YouTube video.
    حمل بار به همدان

  10. حمل بار به شیراز on September 3, 2022 at 4:11 am

    We are very lucky to know these precious things
    حمل بار به بوشهر

  11. cookie clicker on April 19, 2023 at 2:57 am

    Useful shares. The information is accumulated to a certain amount.

  12. partocargo on August 24, 2023 at 1:26 am

    this is very nice blog
    thanks for all this posts

  13. nikigasht on August 24, 2023 at 1:28 am

    hello boys
    this is vvery nice

  14. arya24 on August 24, 2023 at 1:28 am

    thats my boy
    thank for sharing

  15. Honista instagram mod on September 24, 2023 at 10:25 pm

    Third-party developers have recently introduced the Honista Apk, which comes equipped with a range of novel features outlined briefly in the following article.

  16. Vencord on September 24, 2023 at 10:25 pm

    Vencord offers extensive customization options through its built-in CSS editor and prioritizes user privacy, making it a noteworthy addition to the Instagram user experience.

Leave a Comment

Patronu aradığında sürekli hasta olduğunu söyleyerek iş yerine yalan söylüyor porno hikaye Patronu artık bu kadarının gerçek olamayacağını ve rapor görmek istediğini dile getirip telefonu kapatıyor türbanlı Olgun kadın hemen bilgisayarının başına geçip özel bir doktor buluyor ve onu arayarak evine davet ediyor porno Muayene için eve gelen doktor olgun kadını muayene ediyor ve hiç bir sıkıntı olmadığını söylüyor brazzers porno Sarışın ablamız ise iş yerine rapor götürmesi gerektiğini bu yüzden rapor yazmasını istiyor brazzers porno fakat doktor bunun pek mümkün olmadığını dile getiriyor sex hikayeleri Daha sonra evli olan bu kahpe doktora iş atarak ona yavşıyor ve istediğini alana kadar durmuyor Porno İzle Karılarını takas etmek isteyen elemanlar hep birlikte evde buluşuyor türkçe porno Güzel vakit geçirdikten sonra kızlara isteklerini iletiyorlar ve hatunlarda kocalarının bu isteklerini kabul ediyorlar seks hikayeleri Hemen ellerine telefonları alan elemanlar karılarına video eşliğinde sakso çektiriyorlar porno izle Hiç beklemeden sikişe geçen elemanlar hatunları değiştire değiştire sikmeye başlıyorlar.