- 1+ 15- 1
It Begins As a Whisper
Queen Gorgo: "It begins as a whisper... a promise... the lightest of breezes dances above the death cries of 300 men. That breeze became a wind. A wind that my brothers have sacrificed. A wind of freedom... a wind of justice... a wind of vengeance."
As Queen Gorgo explains, it was one quiet whisper that started the movement that built into a wind of vengeance. That one whisper was the start of this war and has grown into something larger than life.
- 2+ 14- 1
We Chose to Die On Our Feet
Themistocles: "Let it be shown, we chose to die on our feet, rather than live on our knees!"
Themistocles addresses his men and gives them a few more words before their battle. He reminds his troops that win or lose, they didn't just lay down and die. They fought to the end.
- 3+ 6- 1
Great Sacrifice Was No Defeat
Themistocles: "Leonidas and Sparta's great sacrifice was no defeat. It will allow us to unite Greece for one purpose, against one enemy."
Themistocles again tries to rally his men prior to battle. Their side has seen their share of casualties but that does not mean they've been defeated.
- 4+ 6- 1
Dance Across the Backs of Dead Greeks
Artemisia: "Today we will dance across the backs of dead Greeks!"
In case it wasn't already clear, Artemisia is ready to go to town with this battle. She foresees nothing less than victory and is already ready to celebrate just that.
- 5+ 8- 3
Choose Your Glory
Themistocles: "Steady your hearts. Look deep into your souls. Choose your glory!"
Themistocles gives his army a pep talk before they go into battle. Instead of pumping them up, he urges them to look within themselves for the strength they will need.
- 6+ 4- 0
For Glory's Sake, War
King Xerxes: "For glory's sake, war!"
King Xerxes announces to his Persian population that they are going to war. The statement alone isn't strange, but how they can hear him, seeing as though he's several hundred feet above on a pedestal, is.
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