You bring the crowns and heads of conquered kings to my city steps. You insult my queen. You threaten my people with slavery and death! Oh, I’ve chosen my words carefully, Persian. Perhaps you should have done the same!
The quote does not do the scene justice. I’m sure you’ve seen it. He tries. He attempts politeness. Even at the point of turning to violence, he turns to his woman for advice before acting.
We’ve been there.
“Madman! You’re a madman! No man, Persian or Greek, no man threatens a messenger!”
He turns. Maybe he is wrong. Maybe the offense of suggesting he submit himself and his people to slavery has made him irrational. He turns. Confers with his queen. She agree.
“Only Spartan women give birth to real men.”
At one time this was our Marine Corps. In a lot of ways it still is. Some ways, not so much.
What is the manliest movie you’ve seen?
Also, Lena Headey is hot.
“Come back with your shield, or on it.”
(I have a weakness for warrior women. Aeryn Sun is my hero.)