What Is the Meaning of "molon Labe"?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 5, 2020 11:23:51 PM ET

"Molon labe" is a classical Greek expression of defiance meaning "come and take them." The phrase was the response of King Leonidas of Sparta to King Xerxes of Persia at the Battle of Thermopylae when Xerxes demanded that the Greeks lay down their weapons and surrender.