Persian Empires Ancient History, Ancient History, Books

He hence commanded them to retreat, but mentioned that he himself could not draw back with honour recognizing that, if he stayed, glory awaited him, and that Sparta in that case would not shed her prosperity. For when the Spartans, at the very starting of the war, sent to seek the advice of the oracle concerning it, the answer which they received from the Pythoness was “that either Sparta will…Read More