Inspired History . com

.

..

...

WE WILL FIGHT IN THE SHADE

.

Dieneces was among the most heroic and well known of the Spartans to defend the pass. It was he who was responded with the line of "fighting in the shade" when told that the Persion army was so vast that their arrows would blot out the sun.

Herodotus told that other inspiring remarks were attributed to him.

He is also a major player in Steve Pressfield's novel "Gates of Fire".

Return to the Inspired History Homepage