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U 44 I my, desired his allies to return, while he with His three hundred Spartans remained with a determination to fight at the risk of their lives. His allies having retired, Leonidas and the three hundred who continued with him, far from indulging any hopes of either conquering or escaping, looked upon Thermopyloe as their grave. When Leonidas advised them to take some nourishment, saying that they should all sup together at night with Pluto, they set up with one accord a shout of joy. At the dawn of the morning, Xerxes advanced with his whole army again on the three hundred Greeks. Leonidas advanced to the broadest part of the pass, and bravely repulsed the enemy, but sell in the combat. Two of the brothers of Xerxes immediately advanced to seize his body, but the Greeks covered it with invincible courage; four times did the Persians rush on the body, and four times were they repulsed. Both the brothers of Xerxes and many other brave commanders.