Thermopylae 480 BC Last Stand of The 300

ISBN-10: 184176180X
ISBN-13: 9781841761800
Edition: 2007
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Description: Thermopylae resonates throughout history as a battle involving extreme courage and sacrifice. It was in this rocky pass in northern Greece that Leonidas, king of the Spartans and commander-in-chief of the Greek force, delayed the Persian hordes for  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 11/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Thermopylae resonates throughout history as a battle involving extreme courage and sacrifice. It was in this rocky pass in northern Greece that Leonidas, king of the Spartans and commander-in-chief of the Greek force, delayed the Persian hordes for three days against overwhelming odds. Finally overcome by treachery, the remaining Spartans refused to retreat in the face of inevitable defeat, being slaughtered by the elite Persian 'Immortals' down to the last man. Nic Fields vividly describes the battle for the narrow gateway to southern Greece as the combined Greek forces held off the army of Xerxes and Leonidas's sacrifice bought time for the retreat and tactical and political regrouping that would save Greece. Full color artwork, detailed maps and dramatic battle scenes complement clear and authoritative text to provide an in-depth analysis of one of the most famous acts of sheer courage and defiance in the face of overwhelming odds in history. Related Titles 978 1 84176 000 1 CAM 108 Marathon 490 BC 978 1 85532 659 0 ELI 66 The Spartan Army 978 1 84176 358 3 ESS 36 The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386 BC

Introduction
Origins of the Campaign
Chronology
Opposing Commanders
Leonidas, king of Sparta
The kings of Sparta Xerxes, Great King of Persia
Opposing Armies
The Greeks
The Persians
Opposing Plans
The Greek plan
The Persian plan
The Campaign Begins
The naval battle of Artemision
The Battle of Thermopylae
The days before the battle
The first day
The second day
The third day
Between history and legend
After Thermopylae
The Battlefield Today
Bibliography
Index

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