Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 6 months ago

Why was Leonidas chosen to lead the entire army at Thermopylae?

Also, why was Leonidas one of the few Spartan kings to have ever undergone the notoriously harsh training of Spartan youth? This is regarding Histories of Herodotus, by the way.

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    He was one of the two Spartan kings all of whom went through the military training.

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