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Molon Labe-what it means!

in Off Topic Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:00 pm
by Greasy Paws | 111 Posts

Molon labe

The words ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ as they are inscribed on the marble of the 1955 Leonidas Monument at Thermopylae.The Greek phrase Molōn labe! (Μολὼν λαβέ; approximate Ancient Greek pronunciation [molɔ̀ːn labé], Modern Greek [moˈlon laˈve]), meaning "Come and take them" is a classical expression of defiance reportedly by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. It corresponds roughly to the modern equivalent English phrase "over my dead body", "bring it on" or, most closely, "come and get it". It is an exemplary use of a laconic phrase

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RE: Molon Labe-what it means!

in Off Topic Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:00 am
by luckybychoice | 55 Posts

correct,although after saying "Molon lobe,they said"nananabobo",which was dropped by the liberal scribes of the time.


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