Battle of Thermopylae 480 BCE

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Mark Cartwright
by Dept. of History, US Military Academy
published on 06 April 2013
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A map indicating the location and military positions taken in the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BCE between the Persian invading forces of Xerxes I against a small Greek force led by Spartan king Leonidas. Defending the pass for three days, the Greek force was ultimately defeated.

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Academy, D. o. H. U. M. (2013, April 06). Battle of Thermopylae 480 BCE. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1134/battle-of-thermopylae-480-bce/

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Academy, Dept. of History, US Military. "Battle of Thermopylae 480 BCE." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 06 Apr 2013. Web. 21 Oct 2021.