And again, we see Leonidas not exactly succeeding at keeping all his balls in the air. (keep those balls in the air!) Olympia's defense will arrive too late to save the city from Saladin's admittedly unsophisticated but numerically superior army.
Worth noting: thus far Leonidas has gotten 13 or so free \"infantry units\" (read: hoplite carpet) for pop. growth in his capital. Now a healthy pop-18, Sparta isn't going to continue growing at that rate. Of note: Cairo, at 16 and getting at least some religion income, is pretty swank. Oh, and if Jerusalem falls, what happens when Ayyubid have two holy cities, anyhow?