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News of the imminent Persian approach eventually reached Greece in August thanks to a Greek spy.


However, since the prophecy was specific to him, this seems a poor reason to commit 1, other ls to a fight to the death. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Tedmopilas the Battle of Thermopylae itself, two principal sources, Herodotus’ and Simonides ‘ accounts, survive. Persians gain als of PhocisBoeotiaand Attica [3]. The pass at Thermopylae was thus opened to the Persian army, according to Herodotus, at the cost to the Persians of up to 20, fatalities.

The Greeks were offered their freedom, the title “Friends of the Persian People”, and the opportunity to re-settle on land better than that they possessed.

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Ttermopilas is often claimed that at the time, the pass of Thermopylae consisted of a track along the shore of the Malian Gulf so narrow that only one chariot could pass through at a time. It is sometimes stated that Thermopylae was a Pyrrhic victory for the Persians [] [] i. We took their orders, and lie here dead. Such Laconic bravery doubtlessly helped to maintain morale. Themistocles was in command of the Greek Navy at Artemisium when he received news that the Persians had taken the pass at Thermopylae.

The performance of the defenders is also used as an example of the advantages of training, equipment, and good use of terrain as force multipliers and has become a symbol of courage against overwhelming odds. The Persian invasion was a delayed response to the defeat of the first Persian invasion of Greecewhich had been ended by the Athenian victory at the Battle of Marathon in BC.

Later that day, however, as the Persian king was pondering what to do next, he received a windfall; a Trachinian named Ephialtes informed him of the mountain path around Thermopylae and offered to guide the Persian army. Vegetation is scarce and consists of low, thorny shrubs. Good articles Use dmy dates from April Coordinates on Wikidata Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with unsourced statements from July Commons category link is on Wikidata.


A Thessalian delegation suggested that the Greeks could muster in the narrow Vale of Tempeon the borders of Thessaly, and thereby block Xerxes’ advance.

Batalla de las Termópilas (279 a. C.)

Retrieved 27 March Modern scholars tend to reject the figures given by Herodotus and other ancient sources as unrealistic, resulting from miscalculations or exaggerations on the part of the victors. At the ensuing Battle of Marathonthe Athenians won a remarkable victory, which resulted in the withdrawal of the Persian army to Asia. During the Carneia, military activity was forbidden by Spartan law; the Spartans had arrived too late at the Battle of Marathon because of this requirement.

Whatever the real numbers were, however, it is clear that Xerxes was anxious to ensure a successful expedition by mustering an overwhelming numerical superiority by land and by sea. The form of this ancient Greek poetry is an elegiac coupletcommonly termopolas for epitaphs.

At daybreak on the third day, the Phocians guarding the path above Thermopylae became aware of the outflanking Persian column by the rustling of oak leaves. In the face of such imposing numbers, many Greek cities capitulated to the Persian demand for a tribute of earth and water. The Greeks allowed him to come up to the camp, observe them, and depart. The Battle of Thermopylae has remained termopilaa cultural icon of western civilization ever since it was fought.

The Greeks this time sallied forth from the wall to meet the Persians in the wider part of the pass, in an attempt to slaughter as many Persians as they could.

For instance, it is unclear whether the whole Persian army marched as far as Thermopylae, or whether Xerxes left garrisons in Macedon and Thessaly. Wary of being trapped in Europe, Xerxes withdrew with much of his army to Asia losing termopilaa to starvation and diseaseleaving Mardonius to attempt to complete the conquest of Greece.

When at a later date, an army of Gauls led by Brennus attempted to force the pass, the shallowness of the water gave the Greek fleet great difficulty getting close enough to the fighting to bombard the Gauls with ship-borne missile weapons.


Leonidas, aware that his force was being outflanked, dismissed the bulk of the Greek army and remained to guard their retreat with Spartans and Thespiansfighting to the death. Battle of Thermopylae in popular culture. Go, way-farer, bear news to Sparta’s town that here, their bidding done, we laid us down. It is reported that, upon arriving at Thermopylae, the Persians sent a mounted scout to reconnoitre.

Others also reportedly remained, including up to helots and Thebans ; these Thebans mostly reportedly surrendered. The task force then moved on Eretria, which it besieged and destroyed. On the north side of the roadway was the Malian Gulfinto which the land shelved gently. That termoppilas the morale of all Greek soldiers in the second Persian invasion. There are even accounts that a local shepherd informed Alexander’s forces about the secret path, just as a local Greek showed the Persian forces a secret path around the pass at Thermopylae.

A well-known epigramusually attributed to Simonideswas engraved as an epitaph on a commemorative stone placed on top of the burial mound of the Spartans at Thermopylae. The two marble statues on the left and the right termoplas the monument represent, respectively, the tedmopilas Eurotas and Mount Taygetosfamous landmarks of Sparta.

Archived from the original JPG on 30 September Learning from a runner that the Phocians had not held the path, Leonidas called a council of war at dawn. Fearing the Greeks might attack the bridges across the Hellespont and trap his army in 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.

Stranger, bear this message to the Spartans, that we lie here obedient to their laws. On the fifth day after the Persian arrival at Thermopylae and the first day of the battle, Xerxes finally resolved to attack the Greeks. Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here obedient to their laws we lie.