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The Battle of Thermopylae

A Campaing in Context

by Rupert Matthews

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  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Spellmount .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Military,
  • Ancient Greece,
  • Military - General,
  • History / Military / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8632863M
    ISBN 101862273251
    ISBN 109781862273252
    OCLC/WorldCa64315511

    The battle of Thermopylae (cont.) While Xerxes is still at Sardes, Sparta organizes the Greek cities in a military league. All struggles among the Greeks are to cease for the duration of the war, in which the Spartans will have the supreme command. Envoys are sent to the Greek colonies in Italy and Sicily, but they return empty-handed. ― Steven Pressfield, quote from Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae “Nothing fires the warrior’s heart more with courage than to find himself and his comrades at the point of annihilation, at the brink of being routed and overrun, and then to dredge not merely from one’s own bowels or guts but from one’s.

    The Aftermath of Thermopylae. Anecdotes illustrating the brave spirit of various Spartans (). Quotation of verse inscriptions (epitaphs) from Thermopylae (). Two Spartans, Eurytus and Aristodemus, were in sick bay at battle time; Eurytus rushes into battle and dies, but Aristodemus returns to Sparta in disgrace (). The Battle of Thermopylae: Herodotus vs. the movie ‘’ This famous battle between a few Spartans and the Persian army has been told and re-told by many people through the ages, with differing accounts of the terrain, tactics and size of the opposing armies. These have appeared in a range of media from plain text to historical fantasy.

    Thermopylae (Greek Θερμοπύλαι; "Hot Gates"): small pass in Greece, site of several battles, of which the Spartan defeat against the Persian invaders in is the most famous. The main source for the battle of is Herodotus, Histories, , which is offered here in the translation by G.C. Macaulay, with adaptations.   In B.C., the mighty Persian king Xerxes led a massive force to the narrow mountain pass called Thermopylae, anticipating no significant resistance in his bid to conquer Greece. But the Greeks, led by Leonidas and a small army of Spartan warriors, took the battle Brand: ABRAMS.


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The Battle of Thermopylae by Rupert Matthews Download PDF EPUB FB2

First of all, there is MUCH, much more to it than just being a first-class, excellently written, exciting historical novel with superbly described battle scenes and what can only be described as a gripping and heroïc story line: the ultra-famous Battle of Thermopylai (or Thermopylae, if you prefer the The Battle of Thermopylae book to the Greek spelling, as most people do) where a handful of Greek warriors fought to the last against /5(K).

This is an interesting book to read--and a pretty quick read, too. It is the story of Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and the Spartan stood against Xerxes' mighty host at a narrow pass. Ultimately, they were betrayed by another Greek, and Xerxes sent troops by a narrow pathway to outflank the Spartan by: "Thermopylae, The Battle for the West" is instead a good, concise recap of the Greco-Persian War.

Though this book is titled improperly, it is still an engaging reference for the entire war, and would serve as a good introduction for the student who is learning about the Greco-Persian War for the first by: 7.

Thermopylae: The Battle for the West, by Ernle Bradford The British title for this book, The Year of Thermopylae (London, ), is much more descriptive since the book covers events leading up to and including Thermopylae. The Battle of Thermopylae Spartans and the Forgotten Citizen-Soldiers Who Fought with Them By: HistoryIn60 Narrated by: Harriet Seed This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.

I love history but who likes boring textbook type information. This is information but told in a way that brings the people alive/5. Start your review of Thermopylae: The Battle for the West A fun and well-written, but horribly dated book on the entire Second Persian Invasion of Greece, and *not* just on Thermopylae.

Those looking for in-depth analysis of that specific battle are bound to be disappointed/5. Beginning at the training fields of Sparta, Pressfield (The Legend of Bagger Vance, LJ 4/1/95) ushers the reader through the climactic Battle of Thermopylae in B.C.E, fought by the combined armies of Sparta, Athens, and their allies against the invading soldiers of by: 7.

The battle at Thermopylae (Hot Gates) is the most famous military defense story in hitory, a 3 day defense set up by 7, Greeks face to face with+ invading Persians, the Greeks commitment to freedom against the ancient Persian tyrant Xerxes is very notible in the books of history/5.

Strangely enough, it’s a book of historical fiction. The name of it is Gates of Fire written by Steven Pressfield. I know this book is fiction, but it is on the USMC Commandant’s reading list, is taught to the Corps of Cadets at West Point, Annapo. The Battle of Thermopylae The Greek historian Herodotus (ca.

BC – BC), writing several decades after the battle of Thermopylae, is our main source for this event (Persian Wars, Book ; LCL ).

Sparta was a military city-state with two kings that claimed to be the descendent of the demi-god : Associates For Biblical Research. Gates of Fire puts you at the side of valiant Spartan warriors in BC for the bloody, climactic battle at Thermopylae.

There, a few hundred of Sparta’s finest sacrificed their lives to /5(K). In B.C., a huge Persian army, led by the inimitable King Xerxes, entered the mountain pass of Thermopylae to march on Greece, intending to conquer the land with little difficulty.

But the Greeks, led by King Leonidas and a small army of Spartans, took the battle to the Persians at Thermopylae and halted their advance, almost.

It is one of history's most acclaimed battles, one of /5(2). The Battle of Thermopylae (/ θərˈmɒpɪliː / thər-MOP-i-lee; Greek: Μάχη τῶν Θερμοπυλῶν, Máchē tōn Thermopylōn) was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas I of Sparta, and the Achaemenid Empire of Xerxes I over the course of three days, during the second Persian invasion of Location: Thermopylae, Greece, 38°47′48″N.

In B.C., two million Persian invaders come to the mountain pass of Thermopylae in eastern Greece, where they are met by of Sparta's finest warriors.

The Greek loyalists battle for six days in a prelude to their ultimate victory. Paperback, pages/5. A history book that describes the key battle of ancient Greece, fought between Greeks and Persians, putting the battle in context and revealing what it was like to fight at Thermopylae/5.

Battle of Thermopylae, ( bce), battle in central Greece at the mountain pass of Thermopylae during the Persian Wars. The Greek forces, mostly Spartan, were led by Leonidas.

An account of the ancient battle between Persia and the alliance of Greek city-states, including the legendary “ Spartans.” In BCE, Persian king Xerxes led a massive invasion of Greece. A critical point in this invasion was the battle for the pass at Thermopylae—“Hot Gates” in Greek.

Xerxes had amassed one of the largest armies yet known to man, while Leonidas’s troops, a 5/5(1). NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “An incredibly gripping, moving, and literate work of art, rarely does an author manage to re-create a moment in history with such mastery, authority, and psychological insight.”—Nelson DeMilleAt Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong.4/5(66).

The Paperback of the Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on /5(). Gates of Fire is a historical fiction novel by Steven Pressfield that recounts the Battle of Thermopylae through Xeones, a perioikoi (free but non-citizen inhabitant of Sparta) born in Astakos, and one of only three Greek survivors of the battle.

Gates of Fire is on the Commandant of the Marine Corps' Reading list. It is taught at West Point, the United States Naval Academy, and at the Author: Steven Pressfield. The Battle of Thermopylae is one of the most famous battles in human history.

It featured two of the ancient world’s most prominent cultures, the Achaemenid-led Persian Empire and the fragmented yet culturally advanced Greeks.During the Battle of Thermopylae in BC, a Greek force of approximately 7, faced the biggest army ever seen in the Greek peninsula. For three days, the Persians--the greatest military force in the world--were stopped in their tracks by a vastly inferior force, before the bulk of the Greek army was forced to retreat with their rear guard wiped out in one of history's most famous last stands.

Published on Dec 5, The Battle of Thermopylae was the initial engagement between the Persian Empire and the confederation of Greek city .