Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed the World (Paperback)
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Short Description for Thermopylae In this brilliant examination of one of civilizations greatest stands, Cartledge illuminates how the confrontation between a huge army and a small group of defenders in 480 B.C. changed the way that generations would come to think about courage, combat, and death.
- Published: 06 November 2007
- Format: Paperback 313 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781400079186 ISBN 10: 1400079187
- Sales rank: 194,492
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In 480 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 to the Persians and nearly halted their advance. Paul Cartledge's riveting, authoritative account of King Leonidas and the legendary 300 illuminates this valiant endeavor that changed the way future generations would think about combat, courage, and death.