Sunday, 18 September 2011

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–339

This shouldn’t be too difficult.


The words shown above form a famous laconic phrase. Tell me, who said these, and to whom? Even if you don’t get those, simply tell me how this is immortalised in popular culture. And no, I am not looking for the place where these words are inscribed.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!


Five answers, and four correct. This is what King Leonidas said to Xerxes: “Molon labe! (Come and get them!)” Their saga is immortalised in the film 300. Wonder why nobody mentioned it.


  1. the spartan king said "Come and take them" in reference to Xerxes's demand theat they give up their weapons , reminds of Meet the Spartans :D

  2. Spoken by King Leonidas to Persian army which means "come and take them"

  3. (nick-Blue Vodoo)

    The Ancient Greek phrase Μολὼν λαβέ = Molōn labe! means "Come and take them". It is a classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae.

    had come across this a few days ago while looking for famous laconic phrases in wikipedia....hence,i aptly and shamelessly copy-pasted my answer from wikipedia..:P

  4. vini vidi vici bu julius ceaser ?

  5. Molon Labe
    Leonidas I of Sparta to Xerxes I of Persia during the battle of Thermopylae
    Xerxex asked Spartans to surrender their weapons. But king Leonidas of Spartans who are known for laconic phrase, replied "Molon Labe" meaning "Come and take them"
    Wikipedia mentioned that the battle started on 17Sept 480 BC. but the dates have now been modified in the wikipage.


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