Frye, David
January 2006
Military History;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p38
This article provides information on the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. In the 5th century BC, the Persian empire fought the city-states of Greece in one of the most profoundly symbolic struggles in history. Their wars would determine the viability of a new direction in Western culture, for even as Greece stood poised to embark on an unprecedented voyage of the mind, Persia threatened to prevent the Hellenes from ever achieving their destiny.


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