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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2002 12:57 pm 
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I was thinking of the poem attributed to Simonides, refering to the 500 Spartan soldiers who fell at Thermopylae:

"Go, tell the Spartans, thou who passest by,
That here obedient to their laws we lie."

I have it listed as "attributed," and I've seen other versions out there. So I'm wondering what other versions people have seen, and if there's a deeper story behind it being "attributed" to him. Was it really written by him? He was alive during the Persian Wars, wasn't he?


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Ooops, I meant 300 Spartans. Ah well.

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A lot of sites just say "Enscribed at Thermopylae" on a stone or whatever.
I only saw one webpage that said "attributed."
Most everyone seems to give it solidly to Simonides.

http://members.netnormal.com/library/leonidas.htm
http://www.spartans-fc.com/News/histroy1.htm

Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here obedient to their laws we lie.
~Simonides - Epitath on the monument marking the Battle of Thermopylae
http://www.iconian.com/quotes2.html

The full quote is given by Simonides (5th century BC) as:
"Go, tell the Spartans, thou who passest by,
That here obedient to their laws we lie"
http://www.cs.hut.fi/~pno/Fiction/apf/a ... amids.html

THERMOPYLAE
Go tell the Spartans, thou that passest by,
That here, obedient to their laws, we lie.
~Simonides, Tr. William Lisle Bowels
http://www.glaced.digitalspace.net/cgi- ... pylae.html

An epitaph to commemorate the heroic last stand at Thermopylae was written by Simonides: "Go tell the Spartans, thou who passest by, that here obedient to their laws we lie."
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropol ... stands.htm


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