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Phillip ll of Macedon sent an envoy to Sparta
threatening: "lfl win this war, you will be
slaves forever." - The Spartan' s replied: "If."
Both Phillip and his sen Alexander (the Great)
avoided Sparta entirely.
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User avatar #12 - zxz (07/02/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Phillip and Alexander didn't "avoid" Sparta; it just wasn't worth conquering, they didn't give a **** about Sparta when the real prize was Persia.

Also "During Alexander's campaigns in the east, the Spartan king, Agis III sent a force to Crete in 333 BC with the aim of securing the island for Sparta.[26] Agis next took command of allied Greek forces against Macedon, gaining early successes, before laying siege to Megalopolis in 331 BC. A large Macedonian army under general Antipater marched to its relief and defeated the Spartan-led force in a pitched battle.[27] More than 5,300 of the Spartans and their allies were killed in battle, and 3,500 of Antipater's troops.[28] Agis, now wounded and unable to stand, ordered his men to leave him behind to face the advancing Macedonian army so that he could buy them time to retreat. On his knees, the Spartan king slew several enemy soldiers before being finally killed by a javelin.[29] Alexander was merciful, and he only forced the Spartans to join the League of Corinth, which they had previously refused to join.[30]"


Yes it's wikipedia; sue me.
User avatar #44 - thegamegestapo (07/02/2013) [+] (9 replies)
During the Second World War a Nazi diplomat tried to play hardball with the Swiss. The Conversation went something along the lines of this:
Nazi: You have a standing army of only five thousand, how would you stop us if we were to invade.
Swiss Badass: You see every member of our population is trained how to fight. In a day we can mobilise two hundred and fifty thousand soldiers.
Nazi: But we have Five hundred thousand, what would you do then?
Swiss Badass: We would fire twice.

#1 - BioWarfarePanda (07/02/2013) [+] (4 replies)
#4 to #1 - fuckingcubes (07/02/2013) [-]
Laconic wit. Extremely dry humor. Spartan's were famous for it. The whole the Persians have so many archers that their arrows shall block out the sun, Good we'll fight in the shade then. Is an example of laconic wit.
User avatar #7 - thisisspartah (07/02/2013) [+] (8 replies)
Spartacus was an hero
#8 to #7 - lordoxygen (07/02/2013) [-]
That's like a completely different thing.
User avatar #37 - HeeroYuy (07/02/2013) [-]
Yeah, instead of attacking a city, Alexander decided to go and conquer one of the largest and most powerful empires in the world...
#40 - brenton (07/02/2013) [-]
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#51 - anonymous (07/02/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Pretty cool that they all spoke English back then.
User avatar #53 to #51 - kommandantvideo (07/02/2013) [-]
It's translated
#47 - dehymenator (07/02/2013) [+] (2 replies)
You know you are a bad ass if Alexander the Great doesn't want to **** with you.
User avatar #50 - attifyon (07/02/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Greeks barely made statues of Ares because they believed that the statues would become alive and slaughter people in a bloodlust, and the very few statues that were made were held down with chains and kept in walled areas.
Spartans put that **** into open areas with civilians.
User avatar #36 - natanhiel (07/02/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Either this fact is wrong, or Philip was pussy-ass faggot

"Oh no spartans said if, we'd better avoid them"
User avatar #41 to #36 - whatareyouon (07/02/2013) [-]
I would like to see you and all your friends go one round against a single spartan.
User avatar #17 - thepastryistrue (07/02/2013) [+] (2 replies)
And all the Spartans were like: εἰ!
User avatar #86 - flaminggodzilla (07/02/2013) [+] (7 replies)
It wasn't that way at all, Alexandar had no use for Sparta, he built and empire twice the size of the Roman Empire and combined thousands of cultures. He could have swept away with Sparta, but why would he when he already controlled most of Greece. The spartans would have just caused trouble and he didn't need it. They didn't attack him and so he didn't attack them. I give them that, the spartans were the greatest warriors in greece, but Alexandar was the greatest field commander in history and never lost one battle in his life. Not once, and one of the only people in history that can claim that.
User avatar #52 - zeecan (07/02/2013) [+] (1 reply)
ancient greek, uses english
User avatar #55 to #52 - aussieftw (07/02/2013) [-]
They used google translate.
Do some history research. Jeeze.
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User avatar #39 to #9 - chiktikkavaspaus ONLINE (07/02/2013) [-]
That's Leonidas you uncultured swine. Spartacus wasn't even from Sparta.
User avatar #59 - indigobob (07/02/2013) [+] (3 replies)
as far as I know this is b.s.

Why would Alexander waste his army to conquer sparta if the greek cities were allied with him? Why would he attack his allies? Instead he conquered the whole Persia, which was one of the biggest empires in the world. Must've been scared of Sparta, right?
#3 - anonymous (07/02/2013) [-]
There are two accounts of what Phillip II said, the one in the above image and the following: "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city." The quote in my comment is the more commonly accepted as the real message. Although Phillip's message has two versions the Spartan's response stays the same.
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#11 - pokemonredrules (07/02/2013) [+] (13 replies)
That was actually a message sent from the Athenian people during the Peloponnesian war between Sparta and Athens (kinda like the ancient cold war lasted 100 years with little to no real direct conflicts). the message also read that if Sparta lost the war they would be kill, have there lands burned women raped and children enslaved or killed. Phillips conquest of Greece took place centuries later and he did not conquer Sparta out of respect for their culture as soldiers however after leading a revolt Alexander sent his men to bring Sparta to heel. But still nice to see ancient history jokes on FJ. also the new 300 movie is basically taking a huge **** on history.
User avatar #10 - screamlikecb (07/02/2013) [-]
Spartans were OP
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