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    The battle of Thermopylae, the name of the battle does not ring a bell in most people's ears. Recent movies have portrayed the events of the battle is a Hollywood exaggerated movie that left out a few key points. A search commenced shortly to find out what had actually happened during the battle, also, how close was the movie's story to the actual one. In J.D. Miller's article “Thermopylae” the entire pre-history as well as post-history can be seen. In 525 B.C. The Persian empire had grown

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    The Battle of Thermopylae

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    King Leonidas saw the Battle of Thermopylae as a way for the Greeks to delay the Persian Advance into Greece. PURPOSE STATEMENT Through textual references based on The Battle of Thermopylae, critical analysis and research, it is certain that the Battle of Thermopylae was meant to stall the Persian forces. INTRODUCTION Taking into account the lack of numbers in the Spartan army, they could not have picked a better place to host this battle than at Thermopylae. The Spartans battle tactics helped them

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    Zack Snyder Produced a movie called 300, and it is related to the battle of Thermopylae. He is indirectly giving lessons to his audiences to think about the Greek history. He tells us to watch the movie 300 to understand the battle of Thermopylae. This battle happened in the year of 480 BC when the Spartans and Arcadians came together to fight for their glory, honor, and freedom against the Persians. There were over 100, 00 Persian soldiers lead by King Xerxes, who battled against 300 warriors of

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    professional soldiers. If they can not stand the trials, they are abandoned in the mountains to fend for themselves (pg. 89.) The Battle of Thermopylae was one of the greatest test these men will have to face in order to protect their city states. Thermopylae was a mountain pass where 300 spartan men were posted in order to protect it from invaders that wanted to go through. Thermopylae was a natural choke point between the North of Greece and the main land in the South (Video 5:20,) so holding it was crucial

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    The Persian invasions of 470 – 479BC saw the Battle of Thermopylae, The Battle of Artemisium, The Battle of Salamis, The Battle of Plataea and The Battle of Mycale. These battles also saw the contributions of many key individuals, which lead to the victory of the Greeks in the ends as well as the rise of the Greek navy. The Battle of Thermopylae was the first between the Greeks and Persians during the Persian invasion of 480 – 479BC. The Greek force was very small compared to the Persians but was

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    Battle Analysis SSG Briceida Casas Senior Leader Course 16-006 20160730 SFC Chase Tippets Thesis The ancient battle of Thermopylae has been retold numerous times and famously depicted on screen as a heroic and tragic Greek battle. The legendary Spartan King, Leonidas and his 300 formidable royal body guards led a coalition of Greek warriors against a much larger opponent, the Persian King Xerxes. Against the odds, the Greeks stood their ground and deterred Xerxes Army for 3 days at

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    Analysis of the Battle of Thermopylae

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    The battle of Thermopylae was the Greek’s first stand against the massive army of King Xerxes, and was the most influential battle of the entire war. Up to this point, the Persian army was seen as too massive and powerful to be stopped. The once warring city-states of Greece knew they couldn’t stand against the Persians alone, and knew in order to defend their homeland they would have to unite. A unity of command was agreed upon; King Leonidas of Sparta was chosen to lead the Greek forces. He was

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    The Battle of Thermopylae began in 480 BC and was a product of the Greeks attempt help defend the Ionians from the Persians. This irritated the Persian Emperor, Xerxes, because he thought of Greece as a small kingdom that had no place revolting against the Persian Empire. The Athenians sympathized with the Ionians because the Persians had also tried to invade Greece on multiple occasions. The Athenians provided feeble help to the Ionians and in retaliation the Persians struck at athens (23B). Xerxes

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    history, tales of legendary last stands have immortalized the courageous sacrifice of the brave soldiers who were willing to lay down their lives for something greater than themselves. One of the most famous heroic last stands in history was the Battle of Thermopylae, where a vastly outnumbered Greek force faced off against a seemingly unstoppable, massive force of Persians. The movie 300 depicts this last stand by romanticizing and emphasizing the role that the Spartans played against the Persian invaders

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    someone has risked their life to help someone else. There have also been so many strong examples of this in history where people have made the ultimate sacrifice to allow others to be here today. The Battle of Thermopylae was one of the first battles that involved the Greeks and the Persians. During this battle, only 300 Greeks faced off against thousands of Persians. The Greeks

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