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Old 03-26-2007, 08:08 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Isaac-Saxxon
The Greek phrase Molōn labe! (Μολὼν λαβέ; pronunciation in Modern Greek [molon lave]), meaning "Come and take [them]!", is a classical (reported by Plutarch) expression of daring and bravery, roughly corresponding to the modern "over my dead body" or "from my cold dead hands", or more literally to the "Come and take it" slogan from the Texas Revolution Battle of Gonzales.
Thankyou, Isaac. The phrase was famously first used in the battle of Thermopylae by the Spartan King Leonidas, in response to the Persian King's offer to spare the 300 Spartan defender's lives if they would lay down their arms. The motto has been taken up by the modern defenders of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The feature film "300", now showing at theaters, is a dramatization of the battle at Thermopylae.
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