Opti-Fun: Eye Disease On Jeopardy

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A Final Jeopardy Answer on Jan. 22, 2016 was a little known reference to eye disease :Pantites, sent to recruit Troops and Aristodemus, sent off to treat his eye disease, were the only known Greeks to survive this event:
Jeopardy

Aristodemus of Sparta was the last of the 300 Spartans, that is, the last Spartan survivor of the Battle of Thermopylae…. the only other survivor of the 300 was a man name Pantites. Ordered to Thessaly on a diplomatic mission, he didn’t make it to Thermopylae in time to fight.

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