23.A.2.a. A Spartan Poem

Thermopylae (Greece)

As in our 21st century funerary customs so it was then and what it is now. On this commemorative bronze stone is an epitaph, translated “”Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here obedient to their laws we lie.””

Tradition says: Flowers are fleeting; but the use of a stone is to show that the love, honor, memories, and soul of the loved one are eternal.

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