a pass in E Greece, between the cliffs of Mt. Oeta and the Gulf of Lamia: Persian defeat of the Spartans 480 b.c.
View of the Thermopylae pass from the area of the Phocian Wall. In ancient times
, the coastline would have been much closer to the mountain, near the road to ...
The battle of Thermopylae was the first between the Persians and Greeks during
the Persian invasion of 480-479 BC. The Greek force was very small but was ...
Thermopylae. At Thermopylae in the late summer of 480 the Spartan king
Leonidas held out for three days with a mere 300 hoplites against thousands
There is a modern statue of King Leonidas, the Thermopylae
Museum with artifacts related to the battle, and the physical location itself, though it has changed somewhat since ancient times. There are some lodgings in smaller villages as well; not all of these can be fo... More »
Apr 16, 2013 ... Thermopylae is a mountain pass near the sea in northern Greece which was the
site of several battles in antiquity, the most famous being that ...
Thermopylae (Θερμοπύλαι; "Hot Gates"): small pass in Greece, site of several
battles, of which the Spartan defeat against the Persian invaders in 480 is the
Date and very brief description of the Persian War Battle of Thermopylae at which
the Spartans, under Leonidas, fought bravely to their death.
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May 31, 2014 ... Decisive Battles - Thermopylae (Greece vs Persia) .... The Spartans were not only
responsible for Thermopylae rather 7.500 Athenian hop kites ...