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The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, and the Persian Empire of Xerxes I over the course of three days, during the second Persian invasion of Greece. It took place simultaneously with the naval battle at Artemisium, in August or September 480 BC, ...

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Battle of Thermopylae, Battle in northern Greece (480 BC) in the Persian Wars. Ten years after the defeat at Marathon, the Persian invasion of Greece was resumed by King Xerxes in 480 bce. A Spartan-led Greek army led by Leonidas tried to block the Persian advance at the pass of Thermopylae but was defeated despite ...

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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 between Persians and Greeks in August 480 BCE. Despite being greatly inferior in numbers, the Greeks held the narrow pass for three days with Spartan King ...

www.realmofhistory.com/2017/01/23/10-facts-battle-of-thermopylae

Jan 23, 2017 ... Let us try to sift some of the facts from fiction, and have a gander at the 10 facts one should know about the Battle of Thermopylae.

www.ancientgreece.co.uk/war/story/sto_set.html

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 determined to make a stand against the huge Persian army. next...

www.reed.edu/humanities/110tech/thermopylae.html

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 upon thousands of the best of the Great King's troops. It has also been the site of several battles in antiquity besides this most famous one. In 279 BC the Greeks faced ...

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Battle_of_Thermopylae

In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 B.C.E. an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army at the pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks delayed the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. A small force led by King Leonidas of Sparta blocked the only road through which the ...

www.historynet.com/greco-persian-wars-battle-of-thermopylae.htm

Jun 12, 2006 ... The long path to battle at Thermopylae began in what is now Iran, heart of the once vast Persian empire. Nowadays, ancient ruins attest to its long-vanished greatness, but to the Greeks of the early 5th century bc, the Persian empire was young, aggressive and dangerous. Persian expansion had begun in ...

www.ancientgreekbattles.net/Pages/48070_BattleOfThermopylae.htm

The Battle of Thermopylae [1] 480 B.C.. "A fox has a lot of tricks; but the hedgehog has the best one." { πόλλ οιδ αλώπηξ, αλλ εχινος εν μέγα } Archilochus c650 B.C.. 46 nations, under thirty Persian generals, were assembled for the invasion of Greece, five of whom where sons of the royal house. On the arrival of Xerxes at ...