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Thermopylae

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  • 1. SPARTA! A historical compilation of what REALLY happened. By: Sean Hubrig
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    • There’s a lot of misrepresentation about what actually happened involving the Spartan last stand against the Persians at the famed battle of Thermopylae.
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    • In actuality, it wasn’t only 300 Spartans that held off the Persians…
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    • In the beginning, the combined Greek force reached to just about 6,400. When Sparta asked for aid, only 70 representatives out of the 700 city-states showed up.
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    • It is believed that the Spartans and their allies were betrayed by a Greek named Ephialtes. He apparently showed the Persians a mountain pass that lead around the Greek army.
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    • 1000 Phocian troops were left to guard this route. However, they were over run by the Persians and forced to retreat.
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    • After learning this, King Leonidas ordered a war council.
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    • After reaching an agreement, the remainder of the Greek forces, except for 300 Spartans and 700 Thespians, retreated back to organize a better battle plan.
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    • Fighting valiantly, for 4 grueling days of battle, the Spartans and their Thespian allies knew it would only be a matter of time before they would fall.
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    • In a last, desperate stand, the Spartans and Thespians charged the oncoming Persian Army.
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    • Ultimately, Sparta and the Thespians were crushed. Thus ending, the Battle of Thermopylae.
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