Leonidas I


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Le·on·i·das I

 (lē-ŏn′ĭ-dəs) Died 480 bc.
Spartan king (490-480) who led a small force against a huge Persian army at the pass of Thermopylae (480). All of the Spartans, including Leonidas, were killed.
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Leonidas is also planning further retrofit operations using Forane R 427A at the plant in order to comply with the HFC ban timetable.
Leonidas is also planning further retrofit operations using Forane[R] 427A at the plant in order to comply with the HFC ban timetable.
But with a comedy beard seemingly stolen off a panto baddie, Leonidas is no Maximus (although sometimes Butler's voice does sound like Jon Culshaw doing his Russell Crowe in Gladiator impression).