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  • Whilst the Spartans hold off the Persian advance for three days of almost non-stop combat fighting the Persian Immortals, gunpowder-throwing troops and war-rhinos and elephants, presumably from Persia's territories in Africa or India, Leonidas' wife Gorgo attempts to persuade the Spartan council to defy the Ephors and send the remainder of Sparta's 10,000-strong army to aid Leonidas.

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  • Unfortunately, the Ephors, the priests of Sparta, are insisting that the Spartans celebrate the feast of the Carneia, during which time Spartans cannot go to war.

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  • His opinion prevailed with Endius and the other Ephors.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • They were themselves far more favourable to the proposals of the Chians and Tissaphernes; for Alcibiades was in their interest, and he was a great hereditary friend of Endius, one of the Ephors of that year.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Ephors, who have the power to imprison the king himself.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The first tidings which had reached Sparta were to the effect that the ships had left the Isthmus (the Ephors having told Alcamenes to send a horseman announcing the fact), and immediately they determined to send out the five ships of their own which they had ready, under the command of Chalcideus, who was to be accompanied by Alcibiades.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Last of all, Sthenelaidas, at that time one of the Ephors, came forward and addressed the Lacedaemonians as follows:

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • As the ambassadors were departing, Cleobulus and Xenares, the Ephors who were most desirous of renewing the war, entered into a private negotiation with the

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The two Ephors knew that a satisfactory alliance with Argos was an object which the Lacedaemonians always had at heart, perceiving as they did that it would enable them to carry on the war beyond the Peloponnesus with greater freedom.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The Ephors, who had heard every word, went away for the present, intending, now that they had certain knowledge, to take Pausanias in the city.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

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