Daily Archives: July 18, 2013


The Last Stand of the 300 Spartans 1

The History Channel Documentary The battle of Thermopylae was the first between the Persians and Greeks during the Persian invasion of 480-479 BC. The Greek force was very small but was determined to make a stand against the huge Persian army. Sparta would lead the Greek army, as her reputation in war was unmatched by any other Greek state. The Greeks had chosen to defend a narrow pass, or gap, between the mountains of central Greece and the sea, called Thermopylae. This pass was part of the route into Greece from the north. Here the Greek force now waited, made […]