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Here, We Lie

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By Halcylon   |   
Ὦ ξεῖν', ἀγγέλλειν Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε
κείμεθα, τοῖς κείνων ῥήμασι πειθόμενοι.


This was an emotional piece. I know it seems silly, but after getting further into it, I started to remember the story of brave Leonidas and the glorious 300.

I knew I had to do this after watching 300 again for the umpteenth time, and just wanted to make it for the Halo fan in me :)

This took a lot more time - due to the fact that I had to find images that I could work with and all.

Actually Photoshopping time was about 2 1/2 hours.
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Blackmaurader62's avatar
"Remember us." As simple an order as a king can give. "Remember why we died." For he did not wish tribute or song. No monuments, no poems of war and valour. His wish was simple: "Remember us," he said to me. That was his hope. Should any free soul come across that place, in all the countless centuries yet to be, may all our voices whisper to you from the ageless stones: Go tell the Spartans, passer-by, that here, by Spartan law, we lie
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Do you know what the Greek says?
Earthpatriot117's avatar
I think it actually says 'tell the stranger passing by, that here, by spartan law, we lie'
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totally love it! ^_^
but would have been more awesome to see a LOT more bullet casings.
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they weren't brave they were pussies
L0RD-PRIDE's avatar
a reminder of the price of freedom. nice work its amazing I would of love to have had this has an ending in halo reah
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Sev808Hobbyist Photographer
Holy shit! What's the text supposed to say?
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Arbiter10123Student General Artist
I actually kinda thought the sme thing with Leonidas and 300 Spartans
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ichbasteleHobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very good :)
genandrew's avatar
to the valley of death marched the 300...
I think this art portrays this verse
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This is awesome
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Ὦ ξεῖν', ἀγγέλλειν Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε
κείμεθα, τοῖς κείνων ῥήμασι πειθόμενοι.

"Stranger, tell the Spartans that here we lie, obedient to their laws."
Epigram , a single elegiac couplet by Simonides on the dead of Thermopylae.

Thanks Wikipedia. And thank you Halcylon.
rocklobster369's avatar
Brilliant, but what does the writing say? is it Russian? (if not pardon my ignorance)
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This is truly an amazing piece...I myself an am avid Haloverse fanatic. It would be cool if you redid this piece after Reach came out and used Spartan III's. Because the Spartan II's you used here...well as I see many have said before me...Spartan's never die. That applies to the Spartan II's, so to make it with Spartan III's (who do have a track record of going KIA) would bring it home.
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Nice work i like this,i ame Greek and i even understand what it says well most of it.
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Wow. I don't even know what to say. I mean...WOW! It's brilliant! :)
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amazing work captures the moment exactly outstanding
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detmanHobbyist General Artist
saaaaaaaad faaaaaaaaaace:(
but it r kool
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LordVurtaxHobbyist Digital Artist
Great job of photoshop
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Thanks. Wanted it to work out.
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KilerdenStudent General Artist
Nice work, but spartans never die :o
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kachintheabyssHobbyist Photographer
They are just missing in action.
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