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Molon Labe

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Molon Labe (mo-lone lah-veh)

 

With these two words, two concepts were verbalized that have lived for nearly two and a half millenium. They signify and characterize both the heart of the warrior, and the indomitable spirit of mankind. It has also become a rallying cry for 2nd Amendment protection.

 

Molon Labe – Come and Take Them. The phrase was reportedly the defiant response of King Leonidas I of Sparta to Xerxes I of Persia when Xerxes demanded that the Greeks lay down their arms and surrender. This was at the onset of the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC). Instead, the Spartans held Thermopylae for three days. Although the Spartan contingent was ultimately destroyed, they inflicted serious damage on the Persian army. Most importantly, this delayed the Persians’ progress to Athens, providing sufficient time for the city’s evacuation to the island of Salamis. Though a tactical defeat, Thermopylae served as a strategic and moral victory, inspiring the Greek forces to crush the Persians at the Battle of Salamis later the same year and the Battle of Plataea one year later.

 

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Material

100% cotton

Care

Machine wash warm, inside out, with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach. Tumble dry medium. Do not iron, do not dry clean. It is always best practice to wash/dry screen printed garments inside out.

Color

Military, Olive Drab

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