Central statue of the Leonidas monument at ThermopylaeA monument to Leonidas was erected at Thermopylae by king Paul of Greece
in 1955. It features a bronze statue of Leonidas. A sign, under the statue, reads simply: "ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
" ("Come and get them!") which the Spartans said when the Persians asked them to put down their weapons at the start of the Battle of Thermopylae.
Another statue, also with the inscription ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ, was erected at Sparta
was the name of an Epic poem written by Richard Glover, which originally appeared in 1737. It went on to appear in four other editions, being expanded from 9 books to 12.Frank Miller
's 1998 comic book 300
, presents a fictionalized version of Leonidas and the Battle of Thermopylae, as does the 2007 feature film adapted from it
Helena P. Schrader has produced a three-part biographical novel on Leonidas. Leonidas of Sparta: A Boy of the Agoge
, Wheatmark, Tucson, 2010 ISBN 978-1-60494-474-7 Leonidas of Sparta: A Peerless Peer
, Wheatmark, Tucson, 2011, ISBN 978-1-60494-602-4
and "Leonidas of Sparta: A Heroic King" (scheduled for publication 2012).