Thermopylae 480 BC

Last stand of the 300

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Thermopylae 480 BC

Last stand of the 300

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An authoritative re-telling of one of the greatest tales of heroism of all time and a decisive moment for the history of the world, Leonidas and the 300 Spartans' fight to the death against overwhelming Persian forces preserved the future of Greece and the golden age of classical civilization. Nic Fields vividly describes the battle for the pass of Thermopylae as the combined Greek forces held off the army of Xerxes, buying time for a retreat which would save Greece. Lavishly illustrated and with full-colour artwork, detailed maps and dramatic battle scenes, this is an in-depth analysis of one of the most famous acts of resolute defence in the face of overwhelming odds.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Origins of the campaign/Chronology/Opposing commanders/Opposing armies/Opposing plans/The campaign begins/The battle of Thermopylae/After Thermopylae/The battlefield today/Glossary and abbreviations/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published 10 Nov 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841761800
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 3 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 188
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Nic Fields

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist b…

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Steve Noon

Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art…

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