The Battle of Thermopylae: Spartans v. Persians



The Spartans withdrew to a hillock near the pass, together with a few other Greek soldiers who had refused to leave. They fought the Persians with all their remaining strength. When their weapons broke, they fought with their hands and teeth. But the Persian soldiers vastly outnumbered them and finally the Spartans were overwhelmed with a volley of arrows fired by the Persians.

 

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