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  • Friday night I split wood and fell asleep reading about the Spartans.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • (I never liked the Spartans much.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • An hour later, the two of them stood on a hill overlooking the ruins of Ancient Sparta.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • In the end we watched 300, a war movie about 300 Spartans who protect Sparta from an invading army of like a billion Persians.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars

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  • His favorite book was Steven Pressfield’s Gates of Fire, the story of the immortal stand of the Spartans at Thermopylae.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • It was implacable duty; the police understood, as the Spartans understood Sparta, a pitiless lying in wait, a ferocious honesty, a marble informer, Brutus in Vidocq.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • They think suffering is good for you ever since they saw that movie 300 Spartans.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • In the town where I live, the college teams are known as the Spartans.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • There are, for example, the Spartans and the Romans.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • A broad stairway led from the street to the upper hall, along which were the doors of a lawyer’s office, a dentist’s, a photographer’s "studio," the lodge-rooms of the Affiliated Order of Spartans and, at the back, the Perrys’ apartment.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street

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  • …a serious mood when his fatty, beaky, noble Bourbon face was thoughtful, and he’d give you the lowdown on the mechanical age, and on strength and frailty, and piece it out with little digressions on the history of cripples—the dumbness of the Spartans, the fact that Oedipus was lame, that gods were often maimed, that Moses had faltering speech and Dmitri the Sorcerer a withered arm, Caesar and Mahomet epilepsy, Lord Nelson a pinned sleeve—but especially on the machine age and the…
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The ancient Spartans were noted for their courage and fortitude.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • What occurred was not the turning of the tide at Gettysburg nor the stand of the Spartans at Thermopylae, but hardly more than a fly-swatting.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • SPARTANS GNASH MOLARS.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Ancient Sparta came to mind, Communist Russia and her satellites.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The Spartans held Athens and Thebes, establishing there an oligarchy, nevertheless they lost them.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • They wished to hold Greece as the Spartans held it, making it free and permitting its laws, and did not succeed.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Apparently the Spartans kept a statue of him chained up in their city so the spirit of war would never leave them.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Then outsiders (Creon in the play, the Spartans in reality) wouldn’t be trying to overrun us.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The bodies of the Persians and the Spartans piled up, and I couldn’t quite figure out why the Persians were so evil or the Spartans so awesome.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • The Spartans were freaks.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The bodies of the Persians and the Spartans piled up, and I couldn’t quite figure out why the Persians were so evil or the Spartans so awesome.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Piper thought about her dad’s most famous movie, King of Sparta, and how the Spartans were portrayed as invincible supermen.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "The Spartans didn’t chain Ares because they wanted his spirit to stay in their city."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I watched my own screen through squinted eyes as the mountain grew with the bodies of Persians and Spartans.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • When the Persians finally overran the Spartans, I looked over at Augustus again.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • The Spartans came here to prepare for battle, to face their fears.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Toward the end of the movie, almost everyone is dead, and there is this insane moment when the Spartans start stacking the bodies of the dead up to form a wall of corpses.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • I wish it was like that movie, with the Persians and the Spartans.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • These convictions she presented to Vida Sherwin—Vida Wutherspoon—beside a radiator, over a bowl of not very good walnuts and pecans from Uncle Whittier’s grocery, on an evening when both Kennicott and Raymie had gone out of town with the other officers of the Ancient and Affiliated Order of Spartans, to inaugurate a new chapter at Wakamin.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Nabis,(*) Prince of the Spartans, sustained the attack of all Greece, and of a victorious Roman army, and against them he defended his country and his government; and for the overcoming of this peril it was only necessary for him to make himself secure against a few, but this would not have been sufficient had the people been hostile.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • We are few in number, we have a whole army arrayed against us; but we are defending right, the natural law, the sovereignty of each one over himself from which no abdication is possible, justice and truth, and in case of need, we die like the three hundred Spartans.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • When the Persians attacked, they had to climb up the wall of death, and the Spartans were able to occupy the high ground atop the corpse mountain, and as the bodies piled up, the wall of martyrs only became higher and therefore harder to climb, and everybody swung swords/shot arrows, and the rivers of blood poured down Mount Death, etc.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
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