Thermopylae (lit hot gates) was a pass the greeks tried to defend in battle against the persian forces led by xerxes, in 480 bc the greeks (spartans and allies) knew they were outnumbered and hadn't a prayer, so it was no surprise that the persians won the battle of thermopylae. It is in many ways the irony of thermopylae that sparta, arguably the least free of all the greek states, now stood as the final defender of greek freedom all the things that would make greece great — science, art, poetry, drama, philosophy — were foreign to sparta. The commander at thermopylae, leonidas, a spartan commander led a small force of 300 spartans and 7000 local greeks to defend the pass, and it was due to themistocles’ timely idea and spartan skill that allowed the greeks time to evacuate the city. 4 differences in defensive strategy greek strategy was divided as usual: •sparta wanted to fight at the isthmus of corinth –sparta left the bulk of her army in the peloponnese –king leonidas of sparta brought with him three hundred spartans. In 669/8 bc, the argives defeated sparta in the first battle of hysiae in c 550 bc, the arcadians defeated sparta in the battle of the fetters on either august 20 or september 8-10, 480 bc, the persians defeated the spartans in the battle of thermopylae greek historian herodotus (c 484.
Introduction organization slides: the title of my presentation in entitled the battle of thermopylae i will focus on the history of the persian and greek conflict, the persian and spartan leaders, the differing cultures of the persians and spartans, the actual battle and the weaponry for each side, and finally, the history implications and aftermath. The battle of thermopylae was a warlike confrontation that took place in the first half of the fifth century bc between the persians and the greeks this struggle between the persian empire, led by the king xerxes i , and a coalition of greek city-states with the king leonidas i from sparta to the head, gave what the historians call the second medical war, or the second failed invasion of the. Persia and sparta together enforce the king’s peace, also known as peace of antalcidas (after the chief spartan negotiator, admiral as well as diplomat): greeks of asia once more – as before 480, and during 412–400 – formally tribute-paying subjects of persian empire. Battle of the last 300 spartans (battle of thermopylae thər-mop-i-lee[-0]) the battle was fought around august 7th or september 8th, in the year of 490 bc it was fought by the alliance of the greek city-states under the power of king leonidas of the spartans and the persian empire xerxes.
The battle of thermopylae, 480 bc, was a battle in the second persian invasion of greeceit was fought between an alliance of greek city-states, led by sparta, and the persian empire of xerxes iit took place at the pass of thermopylae the battle was fought for over three days, at the same time as the naval battle of artemisium. The persians moved their infantry within javelin range and began picking off spartans until king leonidas led a large group of spartan and greek hoplites in a charge eliminating the front rank of the persians and pushing the persian bowmen back out of range. The battle of thermopylae was the initial engagement between the persian empire and the confederation of greek city-states led by sparta during the second pe of an ancient greek phalanx preparing for battle, from the strategy game, sparta: war of empires warrior ancient art ancient history greek history ancient greece roman empire. The battle of thermopylae [thər móppəlee] (template:lang-el) took place over three days during the second persian invasion of greeceit took place simultaneously with the naval battle at artemisium, in august or september 480 bc, at the pass of thermopylae ('the hot gates') it was fought between an alliance of greek city-states, led by sparta, and the persian empire of xerxes i. The battle of thermopylae (/θərˈmɒpɨliː/) was fought between an alliance of greek city-states, led by king leonidas of sparta, and the persian empire of xerxes i over the course of three days, during the second persian invasion of greece.
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 leonidasdefending the pass for three days, the greek force was ultimately defeated. Battle of thermopylae is most famous for the last stand of 300 spartans though it is not known by many that it also involved 1100 warriors from other greek states it was fought for 3 days in the year 480 bc and was part of the second persian invasion of greece led by xerxes the great. The battle of thermopylae, 480 bc by kelly hennoch, 17 november 2007 the pass at thermopylae was the site of a heroic defeat for the greeks, as they tried unsuccessfully to defend it in battle against a huge persian army in 480 bc.
In the battle of thermopylae of 480 bce an alliance of greek city-states fought the invading persian army at the pass of thermopylae vastly outnumbered, the greeks delayed the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of historya small force led by king leonidas of sparta blocked the only road through which the massive army of xerxes i could pass. The battle was between the defending greek city-states led by athenian general themistocles, king leonidas i of sparta and demophilus of thespiae and the attacking persian army of xerxes i of persia the total number of forces on both sides are still debated but the greek numbered between 5,200 to 11,200 and the persian between 70,000 and. The persians were not the ones who planned out a strategy at thermoplyae the battle at the pass was the greek defense the persian had planned to use brute force and shear numbers, but that didn. The battle of thermopylae was fought between alliances of greek city states, which were led by king leonidas of sparta, against the persian empire led by xerxes over the course of three days, during the second persian invasion of greece. The battle of thermopylae, 480 bc, was fought between an alliance of greek city-states, led by sparta, and the persian empire of xerxes i it took place at the pass of thermopylae it took place at the pass of thermopylae.
The battle of thermopylae is the most famous battle of the second persian invasion of greece and one of the most famous battles in european ancient history unlike other battles, however, it was not a victory for the greeks, but a defeat. The battle of thermopylae was fought between an alliance of greek city-states, led by king leonidas of sparta, and the persian empire of xerxes i over the course of three days, during the second. History: persian and peloponnesian wars study play pheidippides ran to find help from sparta for battle of marathon (140 miles in 2 days) (persia)-showed greek power and strategy battle of palatea-phoenicians defeat persian troops after battle at salamis-final battle of persian wars.
The battle of thermopylae in 480 bc was a defeat for the greeks -- the invading persian forces under king xerxes forced their way through this narrow pass between mountain and sea after destroying the spartans and their allies. Waged between the greek and persian forces in the late summer of 480 bce from a numerical standpoint, the massive persian force led by king xerxes should have easily wiped out the small greek defense gathered at thermopylae and con. Thermopylae (θερμοπύλαι hot gates): small pass in greece, site of several battles, of which the spartan defeat against the persian invaders in 480 is the most famous the main source for the battle of 480 is herodotus , histories , 7201-233, which is offered here in the translation by gc macaulay, with adaptations. The spartan stand at the battle of thermopylae has been repeatedly cited in a military grand strategy context as a role model on the advantages of training, strategy and bravery against extremely overwhelming odds.
Athens and sparta, both powerful greek city-states, had fought as allies in the greco-persian wars between 499 and 449 bc in the wake of the persian retreat, however, athens grew more powerful.