Beyond the Gates of Fire

    Beyond the Gates of Fire

    New Perspectives on the Battle of Thermopylae

    Christopher A Matthew; Matthew Trundle

    Pen & Sword 2013

    Hardback 240pp

    9781848847910   Product Code: 21478

    The battle of Thermopylae (480 BCE), when a small Spartan band fought to defend a mountain pass against the might of the Persian army, has gained a firm hold on popular culture, especially since its memorable depiction in the film of Frank Miller's 300. This collection of essays presents recent research into events leading up to Thermopylae, analysis of ancient historians' accounts of the battle itself, geological investigations into the topography of the pass, and details of later conflicts at the site.

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