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Molon Labe Canadian Spartan T Shirt

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Molon Labe Canadian Spartan T Shirt

This print is full color with detail that you can't get from screen printing.  These shirts wear very well and are great for summer as our Sugar Walls T Shirts are moisture wicking and antimicrobial.

Molon labe (Greek: μολὼν λαβέ molṑn labé), meaning "come and take [them]", is a classical expression of defiance. According to Herodotus, when the Persian armies demanded that the Greeks surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae, King Leonidas I responded with this phrase.

Spartans were the best and toughest soldiers in Greece. Their mission when they were sent to the Hot Gates was to hold the passage or die. King Leonidas and his warriors implemented their usual scheme in the battlefield and they managed to do great damages to the Persian army. The helmet was invented in Greece at the seventh century B.C. It was made from a single piece of bronze and it offered great protection for the head of the soldier. However, helmets were really heavy and they weighed about five kilos, so they restricted the hearing and the sight of the soldier. While the majority of Greek helmets were adorned in the middle with a plume along the helmet, Spartan officers wore a spartan helmet with a plume crosswise.


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