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Ancient Greek Bronze Museum Statue of 300 Leonidas King Of Sparta Collectable

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Seller: iconsgr (1,443) 100%, Location: Volos,Magnisia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 142190129297 Ancient Greek Bronze Museum Statue Replica Of Leonidas King Of Sparta Holding a Spear And A Shield Code: 1150 Dimensions: 12x8 cm 4.74x3.16 in Weight: 300gr Material: BRONZE Color: MUSEUM OXIDIGATITION This is a handmade Museum Statue Replica Of King Of Sparta made in Greece, from 100% bronze using the traditional “lost wax” technique. This is the same technique used by the ancient Greeks to create bronze sculptures and arsenal. The prototype which it was made by is a museum exhibit. The green / gold color is given through the process of oxidization Description: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE According to Herodotus, Leonidas' mother was his father's niece and had been barren for so long that the ephors, the five annually elected administrators of the Spartan constitution, tried to prevail upon King Anaxandridas to set aside his wife and take another. Anaxandridas refused, claiming his wife was blameless, whereupon the ephors agreed to allow him to take a second wife without setting aside his first. This second wife, a descendent of Chilon the Wise, promptly bore a son, Cleomenes. However, one year after Cleomenes' birth, Anaxandridas' first wife also gave birth to a son, Dorieus. Leonidas was the second son of Anaxandridas' first wife, and either the elder brother or twin of Cleombrotus. Because Leonidas was not heir to the throne, he was not exempt from attending the agoge, the public school that the sons of all Spartans had to complete in order to qualify for citizenship. Leonidas was thus one of the few Spartan kings to have ever undergone the notoriously harsh training of Spartan youth. Anaxandridas died in 520 BC, and Cleomenes succeeded to the throne sometime between then and 516 BC.Dorieus was so outraged that the Spartans had preferred his half-brother over himself that he found it impossible to remain in Sparta. He made one unsuccessful attempt to set up a colony in Africa and, when this failed, sought his fortune in Sicily, where after initial successes he was killed. Leonidas' relationship with his bitterly antagonistic elder brothers is unknown, but he married Cleomenes' daughter, Gorgo sometime before coming to the throne in 490 BC.Leonidas was clearly heir to the Agiad throne and a full citizen at the time of the Battle of Sepeia against Argos (c. 494 BC). Likewise, he was a full citizen when the Persians sought submission from Sparta and met with vehement rejection in or around 492/491 BC. His elder brother the king had already been deposed on grounds of purported insanity, and had fled into exile when Athens sought assistance against the Persian invasion that ended at Marathon (490 BC). Plutarch has recorded the following: "When someone said to him: 'Except for being king you are not at all superior to us,' Leonidas son of Anaxandridas and brother of Cleomenes replied: 'But were I not better than you, I should not be king.' As the product of the agoge, Leonidas is unlikely to have been referring to his royal blood alone but rather suggesting that he had, like his brother Dorieus, proven superior capability in the competitive environment of Spartan training and society, and that he believed this made him qualified to rule. Leonidas was chosen to lead the combined Greek forces determined to resist the Persian invasion in 481 BC. This was not simply a tribute to Sparta's military prowess: The probability that the coalition wanted Leonidas personally for his capability as a military leader is underlined by the fact that just two years after his death, the coalition preferred Athenian leadership to the leadership of either Leotychidas or Leonidas' successor (as regent for his still under-aged son) Pausanias. The rejection of Leotychidas and Pausanias was not a reflection on Spartan arms. Sparta's military reputation had never stood in higher regard, nor was Sparta less powerful in 478 BC than it had been in 481 BC. This election of Leonidas to lead the defense of Greece against Xerxes' invasion led to Leonidas' death in the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. Shipping: Handling time may take up to 10 days because the item is made after it is purchased. Shape and size may vary up to 0,5 cm because it is a handmade product. Shipping takes from 7 (European countries) to 25 working days (rest of the world) . Please understand that the above is only the estimated delivery time, it may delay due to strike actions, severe weather, custom reasons or peak seasons, such as Christmas / New Year Holidays. Payments: We only accept payment with PayPal. 5***** star feedbacks are greatly appreciated. If for some reason you feel that you are unable to leave 5 star feedbacks please contact with me and we will try solving the issue. Please note: Import taxes and other charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what or if there are additional costs prior to your purchase. Condition: Handmade - New, Material: Bronze

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