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For other battles at Thermopylae, see Battle of Thermopylae disambiguation. Herodotus reports that Xerxes sent his commander Hydarnes that batallw, with the men under his command, the Immortals, to encircle the Greeks via the path. However, the following year saw a Greek army decisively defeat the Persians at the Battle of Plataeathereby ending the Persian invasion. After the battle, Xerxes was curious as to what the Greeks had been trying batlala do presumably dde they had had so few men and had some Arcadian deserters interrogated in his presence.

The task force then moved on Eretria, which it termoplias and destroyed. The Greeks allowed him to come up to the camp, observe them, and depart. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Persians overran Boeotia and then captured the evacuated Athens. Both ancient and modern writers have used the Battle of Thermopylae as an batallw of the power of a patriotic army defending its native soil. Modern scholars tend to reject the figures given by Herodotus and other ancient sources as unrealistic, resulting from miscalculations or exaggerations on the part of the victors.

It features a bronze statue of Leonidas. John Ruskin expressed the importance of this ideal to Western civilization as follows:.

His name who leads the armies of Heaven is “Faithful and True” Upon hearing this, Tigranesa Persian general, said: Legend has it that he had the very water of the Hellespont whipped because it would not obey him.

It is also an example of Laconian brevitya Spartan style of verse that allows for varying interpretations of the meaning of the poem. During the Carneia, military activity was forbidden by Spartan law; the Spartans had arrived too late at the Battle of Marathon because of this requirement. He emphasized that he had tried to warn Xerxes earlier in the campaign, but the king had refused to believe him.


Herodotus’ colorful account of the battle has provided history with many apocryphal incidents and conversations away from the main historical events. A huge number of estimates have been made since the 19th century, ranging from 15, to acceptance of Herodotus’ 1, Filling Gaps in the Thermopylae Epigram”.

First, he ordered 5, archers to fire a barrage of arrows, but they were ineffective; they fired from at least yards away, according to modern day scholars, and the Greeks’ bronze shields and helmets deflected the arrows. Residing in the direct path of the Persian advance, they gave all the fighting men they had – according to Termopillas 6, men – which added to Herodotus’ 5, would have given a force of 11, Learning from a runner that the Phocians had not held the path, Leonidas called a council of war at dawn.

Such Laconic bravery doubtlessly helped to maintain morale. The Battle of Thermopylae has remained a cultural icon of western civilization ever since it was fought. Although no obstacle to individuals, such terrain would not be passable by an army and its baggage train.

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Herodotus reports that the Phocians had improved the defences of the pass by channelling the stream from the hot springs to create a marsh, and it was a causeway across this marsh which was only wide enough for a single chariot to traverse. Archived from the original JPG on 30 September The Athenians had also been preparing for war with the Persians since the mids BC, and in BC the decision was taken, under the guidance of the Athenian politician Themistoclesto build a massive fleet of triremes that would be essential for the Greeks to fight the Persians.

On the second day, Xerxes again sent in the infantry to attack the pass, “supposing that their enemies, being so few, were now disabled by wounds and could no longer resist. A Corpus of Sources of the Achaemenid Period: The Thebans have also been the subject of some discussion. The number of troops which Xerxes mustered for the second invasion of Greece has been the subject of endless dispute, most notably between ancient sources, which report very large numbers, and modern scholars, who surmise much smaller figures.


From a strategic point of view, by defending Thermopylae, the Greeks were making the best possible use of their forces. Mourn for the loss of a king, descendant of great Heracles. The Persian army d to have made slow progress through Thrace and Macedon.

However, since the prophecy was specific to him, this seems a poor reason to commit 1, other men to a fight to the death. Tearing down part of the wall, Xerxes ordered the hill surrounded, and the Persians rained down arrows until every last Greek was dead. The Battle For The West: Retrieved 9 October Battle of Thermopylae in popular culture.

Herodotus writes that when Dienekesa Spartan soldier, was informed that Persian arrows would be so numerous as “to block out the sun”, he retorted, unconcerned: Themistocles, therefore, suggested a second strategy to the Greeks: After the Persians’ departure, the Greeks collected their dead and buried them on the hill.

Battle of Thermopylae

Men that fight not for gold, but for glory. The Athenian politician and general Themistocles had proposed that the allied Greeks block the fe of the Persian army at the pass of Thermopylae, and simultaneously block the Persian navy at the Straits of Artemisium.

It is reported that, upon arriving at Thermopylae, the Persians sent a mounted scout to reconnoitre.

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