I have had this on my mind for a week now, how should the name "Leonidas" (King Leonidas, the one who fought against Xerxes in the Battle of Thermopylae. Leonidas is also from "300" the movie) be pronounced?
I have a theory that the correct Ancient Greek pronunciation of Leonidas is like this: "Lee-Oh-Need-Us", or an alternate would be "Lay-Oh-Need-Us."
What do you think of that pronunciation of Leonidas? I commonly hear it as "Lee-Oh-Nide-Us", or "Lee-Oh-Ny-Dus", and I felt that it wasn't the right way to say it.