Essay on King Leonidas I of Ancient Sparta

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In the city of a Sparta is a statue of a legend that left behind and attributed a vast of history of a king who was recognized and feared by always getting all he wanted even if the methods were deviant. Respected for keeping his head up in the worst of the challenges he faced. The name of this icon was Leonidas, a king from the ancient Sparta who was a fierce leader and showed the world what it needs to gain the respect of its people.
Personal Background Leonidas was born in Greece Peloponnesian Peninsula in 530 B.C. (Leonidas I, par.1) Leonidas was the second son of Spartan King’s Anaxandridas first wife. Leonidas’ mother was his father’s niece. When he was a child, he received very strenuous physical conditioning for many years of
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The fame of Leonidas came with the epic battles he fought in giving to the world a change that contributed to be converted into as we are living it in this era. The fateful battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C, the place where he leave his soul, kingdom and family to combat the Persians, he only selected 300 citizen warriors, a customary number when embarking on a special mission, “but he only chose among the best who had sons so that no family line would become extinct through the death of the father” (Gale 1998) so in the battle everyone resulted death, the son´s could grow up and continue with the legacy of the family. But the 300 it was not the only ones who defended the way of life that they were not want to take away by Xerxes, the Persians king and his army. “While en route to Thermopylae, Leonidas was joined by 700 Thespians, 400 Thebans, 1,000 Phocians, and 1,000 Locrians so that his small army totaled about 7,000. Simultaneously, the allied Greek state navy took position at Artemision at the northern end of Euboea Island. Evidence suggests that many Greeks considered these measures sufficient and that no major action would occur before a larger force could be dispatched to reinforce Leonidas” (Gale 1998). Leonidas strategy made that people who join his army encourage themselves lasting until the final of the breaths and taking advantage of every opportunity in the battle field delaying

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