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The Persian Empire was still relatively young and prone to revolts amongst its subject peoples. Part of the Greco-Persian Wars.

Batalla de las Termópilas (279 a. C.)

International Dictionary of Historic Places. By BC Xerxes had amassed a huge army and navy, and set out to conquer all of Greece. Also obedience in its highest form is not obedience to a constant and compulsory law, but a persuaded or voluntary yielded obedience to an issued command No real consensus exists; even the most recent estimates by academics vary betweenandHerodotus claimed that there were, in total, 2. However, the following year saw a Greek army decisively defeat the Persians at the Battle of Plataeathereby ending the Persian invasion.

However, once there, being warned by Alexander I of Macedon that the vale could be teemopilas through Sarantoporo Pass and that Xerxes’ army was overwhelming, the Greeks retreated. Go, stranger, and to Lacedaemon tell That here, obeying her behests, we fell.

Knowing that the end was near, the Bqtalla marched into the open field and met the Persians head-on. From the film Go Tell the Spartans.

Vegetation is scarce and consists of low, thorny shrubs. Fearing the Greeks might attack the bridges across the Hellespont and trap his army bbatalla Europe, Xerxes now retreated with much of the Persian army back to Asia, [] though nearly all of them died of starvation and disease on the return voyage.

Herodotus suggests they were brought to the battle as hostages to ensure the good behavior of Thebes.


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These accounts are obviously not verifiable, but they form an integral part of the legend of the battle and often demonstrate the laconic speech and wit of the Spartans to good effect. Although probably unsuitable for cavalry, this path could easily be traversed by the Persian infantry many of whom bwtalla versed in mountain warfare.

For other battles at Thermopylae, see Battle of Thermopylae disambiguation. The Persians overran Boeotia and then captured the evacuated Athens. A congress of city-states met at Corinth in late autumn of BC, [38] and a confederate alliance of Greek city-states was formed.

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Persians gain control of Phocis dw, Boeotiaand Attica [3]. On the north side of the roadway was the Malian Gulfinto which the land shelved gently. Darius sent emissaries to all the Greek city-states in BC asking for a gift of ” earth and water ” as tokens of their submission to him. Moreover, in the pass, the phalanx would have been very difficult to assault for the more lightly armed Persian infantry.

Diodorus’ account seems to have been based on that of Ephorus and contains one significant deviation from Herodotus’ account: A variant of the epigram is inscribed on the Polish Cemetery at Monte Cassino. In the face of such imposing numbers, many Greek cities capitulated to the Persian demand for a tribute etrmopilas earth and water. It was well known in ancient Greece that all the Spartans who had been sent to Thermopylae had been killed there with the exception of Aristodemus and Pantitesand the epitaph exploits the conceit that there was nobody left to laa the news of their deeds back to Sparta.

Date 20 August [1] or batslla September [2] BC. Otherwise, Either your glorious town shall be sacked by the children of PerseusOr, in exchange, must all through the whole Laconian country.


The most likely theory is that Leonidas chose to form a rearguard so that the other Greek contingents could get away. Learning from a runner that the Phocians had termopilax held the path, Leonidas called a council of war at dawn.


However, a glance at any photograph of the pass shows there are no cliffs, only steep slopes covered in thorny bushes and trees. Sparta in popular culture. Although coming from a mountainous country, the Persians were not prepared for the real nature of the country they had invaded.

The simultaneous naval Battle of Artemisium had been a tactical stalemate, and the Greek navy was able to retreat in good order to the Saronic Gulfwhere they helped to ferry the remaining Athenian citizens to the island of Salamis.

O ye men who dwell in the streets of broad Lacedaemon! On the fifth day after the Persian arrival at Thermopylae and the first day of the battle, Xerxes finally resolved to attack the Greeks. At dawn, Xerxes made libationspausing to allow the Immortals sufficient time to descend the mountain, and then began his advance.

With the sea on one side and steep, impassable hills on the other, King Leonidas and his men chose the perfect topographical position to battle the Persian invaders. The pure ruggedness of this area is caused by torrential downpours for four months of the year, combined with an intense summer season of scorching heat that cracks the ground. Many modern historians, who usually xe Herodotus more reliable, [71] add the 1, Lacedemonians and the helots to Herodotus’ 5, to obtain 7, or about 7, men as a standard number, neglecting Diodorus’ Melians and Pausanias’ Locrians.

The Athenian politician and general Themistocles had proposed that the allied Greeks block the advance of the Persian army at the pass of Thermopylae, and simultaneously block the Persian navy at the Straits of Artemisium. PrevasEnvy of the Gods: Upon hearing this, Tigranesa Persian general, said: