The Battle of Thermopylae: Spartans v. Persians



All of Greece was in fear, knowing that the army of the Persian king Xerxes had begun its invasion of Greece. Already the Thessalians had gone over to the Persian side, but some Greek cities had come together and forgotten their usual rivalries, determining to stop the Persian invasion. These cities agreed that Sparta would lead the Greek army, as her reputation in war was unmatched by any other Greek state.

 

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