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No real consensus exists; even the most recent estimates by academics vary betweenandXerxes delayed for four days, waiting for the Greeks to disperse, before sending troops to attack them. After the battle, Xerxes was curious as to what the Greeks had been trying to do presumably because they had had la few men and had some Arcadian deserters interrogated in his presence.


For instance, Cawkwell states: The monument is made of marble and features a bronze statue depicting the god Erosto whom the ancient Thespians accorded particular religious veneration.

Darius thus put together an amphibious task force under Datis and Artaphernes in BC, which attacked Naxosbefore receiving the submission of the other Cycladic Islands.

Darius sent emissaries to all the Greek city-states in BC asking for a gift of ” earth and water ” as tokens of their submission to him.

He added that if Xerxes ever managed to subdue the Spartans, “there is no other nation in all the world which will venture to lift a hand in their defence. A variant of the epigram is inscribed on the Polish Cemetery at Monte Cassino. Thermopylae is arguably the most famous battle in European ancient history, repeatedly referenced in ancient, recent, and contemporary culture. For lad film, see The Spartans. The pure ruggedness of this area is caused by torrential downpours for four months of the year, combined with an intense summer season of scorching heat that cracks the ground.

Retrieved 26 November It is reported that, upon arriving at Thermopylae, the Persians sent a mounted scout bata,la reconnoitre. 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.

Legend has it that he had the very water of the Hellespont whipped because it would not obey him.


Herodotus suggests they were brought to the battle as hostages to ensure the good behavior of Thebes. A Greek force of approximately 7, men marched north to termopilzs the pass in the middle of BC. Xerxes had every reason to congratulate himself”, [] while Lazenby describes the Greek defeat as “disastrous”.

Batalla das Termópilas

Stranger, bear this message to the Spartans, that we lie here obedient to their laws. According to Herodotus and Diodorus, the king, having taken the measure of the enemy, threw his best troops into a second assault the same day, the Immortalsan elite corps of 10, men. It features a bronze statue of Leonidas. Oh Stranger, tell the Spartans That we lie here obedient to their word. The vastly outnumbered Greeks held off the Persians for seven days including three of battle before the rear-guard was annihilated in one of history’s most famous last stands.

Residing in the direct path of the Persian advance, they gave all the fighting men they had – according to Pausanias 6, men – which added to Herodotus’ 5, would have given a force of 11, Furthermore, the numbers changed later on in the battle when most of the army retreated and only approximately 3, men remained Spartans, Thespians, Thebans, possibly up to helots, and 1, Phocians stationed above the pass, less the casualties sustained in the previous days.

Some English renderings are given in the table below.

The battle itself had showed what a few free men, willing to do anything for victory against the invaders, could accomplish, and the defeat at Thermopylae had turned Leonidas and the men under his command into martyrs. More specifically, the Western idea that soldiers themselves decide where, how, and against whom they will fight was contrasted against the Eastern notion battalla despotism and monarchy—freedom proving the stronger idea as the more courageous fighting of the Greeks at Thermopylae, and their later victories at Salamis and Plataea attested.

Archived from the original on 19 March From the film Go Tell the Spartans. The Athenians had also been preparing for war with the Persians since the mids BC, and in BC the decision was taken, under the guidance of the Athenian termooilas Themistoclesto build a massive fleet of triremes that would be essential for the Greeks to fight the Persians. Herodotus writes that when Dienekesa Spartan soldier, was informed that Persian arrows would be so numerous as “to block out the sun”, he retorted, unconcerned: Persians gain control of PhocisBoeotiaand Attica [3].


During two full days of battle, the small force led by Leonidas blocked the only road by which the massive Persian army could pass.

According to Herodotus [49] [65] and Diodorus Siculus[66] the Greek army included the following forces:. Location of the battle of Thermopylae.

The idea ignores the fact that the Persians would, in the aftermath of Thermopylae, conquer the majority of Greece, [] and the fact that they were still fighting in Greece a year later.

At the ensuing Battle of Marathonthe Athenians won a remarkable victory, which resulted in the withdrawal of the Persian army to Asia. Retrieved 27 March Also obedience in its highest form is not obedience to a constant and compulsory law, but a persuaded or voluntary yielded obedience to an issued command However, this alone does not explain the fact that they remained; the remainder of Thespiae was successfully evacuated before the Persians arrived there.

The Battle For The West: Xerxes sent a Persian emissary to negotiate with Leonidas. The ambassador told Leonidas that Xerxes would offer him the kingship of all Greece if he joined with Xerxes. It is not for riches that they contend but for honour! Date 20 August [1] or 8—10 September [2] BC. 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.

Cicero recorded a Latin variation in his Tusculanae Disputationes 1.

Although probably unsuitable for cavalry, this path could easily be traversed by the Persian infantry many of whom were versed in mountain warfare. The form of this ancient Greek poetry is an elegiac coupletcommonly used for epitaphs. The text from Herodotus is: If they had all remained at the pass, terkopilas would have been encircled and would eventually have all been killed.

Learning from a runner that the Phocians had not held the path, Leonidas called a council of war at dawn.