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: I see I was wrong to expect Sparta's commitment to at least match our own. King Leonidas
: Doesn't it?
[points to Arcadian soldier behind Daxos
] King Leonidas
: You there, what is your profession? Free Greek-Potter
: I am a potter... sir. King Leonidas
: [points to another soldier
] And you, Arcadian, what is your profession? Free Greek-Sculptor
: Sculptor, sir. King Leonidas
[turns to a third soldier
] King Leonidas
: You? Free Greek-Blacksmith
: Blacksmith. King Leonidas
: [turns back shouting
] SPARTANS! What is YOUR profession? Spartans
: HA-OOH! HA-OOH! HA-OOH! King Leonidas
: [turning to Daxos
] You see, old friend? I brought more soldiers than you did!
: I saw those ships smashed on the rocks. How can this be? Stelios
: We saw but a fraction of the monster that is Xerxes' army. Daxos
: There can be no victory here. Why do you smile? Stelios
: Arcadian, I've fought countless times, yet I've never met an adversary who could offer me what we Spartans call "A Beautiful Death." I can only hope, with all the world's warriors gathered against us, there might be one down there who's up to the task.
: Spartans! Prepare for glory! Daxos
: Glory? Have you gone mad? There is no glory to be had now! Only retreat, or surrender or death! King Leonidas
: Well, that's an easy choice for us, Arcadian! Spartans never retreat! Spartans never surrender! Go spread the word. Let every Greek assembled know the truth of this. Let each among them search his own soul. And while you're at it, search your own.