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.