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Thermopylae in Municipality of Lamia, Regional unit of Phthiotis, Greece
 

Kolonos Hill Memorial

 
 
Kolonos Hill Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2015
1. Kolonos Hill Memorial Marker
Inscription. Greek translation of text:

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

English translation of text by F L Lucas:

Tell them in Lacedaimon, passer-by / That here, obedient to their word, we lie.
 
Location. 38° 47.751′ N, 22° 32.219′ E. Marker is in Thermopylae, Regional unit of Phthiotis, in Municipality of Lamia. Marker is on Thivas - Thermopilon Road just from National Highway Road (National Route 1), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Coming from Athens on National Highway Road to Lamia, after the tollpost of Agia Triada, we take the route right, to the Local Community of Thermopylae, and continue traveling a short distance beyond the town, until you arrive at the Memorial of Leonidas and Sparta 300. The marker is located directly across the roadway from the Memorial of Leonidas and Sparta 300. Marker is in
Kolonos Hill Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2015
2. Kolonos Hill Memorial Marker
this post office area: Thermopylae, Regional unit of Phthiotis 351 00, Greece.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Thermopyles (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line in Phthiotis Regional Unit).
 
More about this marker. History tells us that a well-known epigram, usually attributed to Simonides, was engraved as an epitaph on a commemorative stone and placed on top of the burial mound of the Spartans at Thermopylae. This burial mound is on the hill on which the last of them died, and is today called Kolonos Hill. The original memorial stone has not survived, but in 1955, the epitaph was engraved on a new stone, which is the memorial stone that is being featured in this posting.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kolonos Hill. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Kolonos Hill, Thermopylae. This is a link to information provided by the 360cities website. (Submitted on June 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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Kolonos Hill Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2015
3. Kolonos Hill Memorial Marker
Kolonos Hill Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2015
4. Kolonos Hill Memorial Marker
View of visitors at the base of Kolonos Hill, walking up the park pathway to view the memorial at the top of the hill. Also seen to the left of the trail is the type of roadway marker used in Greece to alert motorists to nearby sites of historical interest.
Kolonos Hill Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2015
5. Kolonos Hill Memorial Marker
View of the type of roadway marker used in Greece to alert motorists to nearby sites of historical interest, indicating the location of the "Fortified hill of Kolonos."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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