[extropy-chat] 300 and the Gates of Fire

Amara Graps amara at amara.com
Sat Mar 10 21:05:04 UTC 2007

>"Knowing the likely outcome of the battle, Leonidas selected his men on one
>simple criterion: he took only men who had fathered sons that were old
>enough to take over the family responsibilities of their fathers.

That might not be the truth, however (according to another source).
Leonidas might have chosen the particular 300 because of the _mothers_
of the 300 ... :-)


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