Beyond the Gates of Fire

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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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Beyond the Gates of Fire

Beyond the Gates of Fire

New Perspectives on the Battle of Thermopylae

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9781848847910     Product Code: 221478

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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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