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Thermopylae

  1. 1. SPARTA! A historical compilation of what REALLY happened. By: Sean Hubrig
  2. 3. <ul><li>There’s a lot of misrepresentation about what actually happened involving the Spartan last stand against the Persians at the famed battle of Thermopylae. </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>In actuality, it wasn’t only 300 Spartans that held off the Persians… </li></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  5. 9. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  6. 11. <ul><li>1000 Phocian troops were left to guard this route. However, they were over run by the Persians and forced to retreat. </li></ul>
  7. 13. <ul><li>After learning this, King Leonidas ordered a war council. </li></ul>
  8. 15. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  9. 17. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  10. 19. <ul><li>In a last, desperate stand, the Spartans and Thespians charged the oncoming Persian Army. </li></ul>
  11. 21. <ul><li>Ultimately, Sparta and the Thespians were crushed. Thus ending, the Battle of Thermopylae. </li></ul>

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