Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Molon Labe - Come and Take Them

The Greek phrase Molōn labe!, meaning "Come and take them" is a classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae.

In America, both the original Greek phrase and its English translation are often heard from pro-gun activists as a defense of the right to keep and bear arms.

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