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Last stand at Thermopylae (1)The following image is a scene from the movie, “300: Rise of an Empire”, which depicts the Sb2493870-9237-4cc2-90c3-22ca5a0e824e.pngpartan dead on the battlefield of Thermopylae.

There were approximately 7,000 Greeks who fought against a numerically superior army amassed by Xerxes the Great. However, on the final day of the conflict at the ‘Hot Gates’, only the remaining warriors of Sparta and Thespiae died under the hail of arrows that were so numerous, “they blot out the sun.”

While there are many, many inaccuracies in both “300” and its sequel, if there are any questions about the last stand, please leave your comment and I will address your query.


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