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Thermopylae

Paul Cartledge

Thermopylae

the battle that changed the world

by Paul Cartledge

  • 142 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Thermopylae, Battle of, Greece, 480 B.C

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-289) and index.

    StatementPaul Cartledge.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDF225.5 .C37 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxv, 300 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20857095M
    ISBN 101405032898

      One of the two best standalone books that Ive ever read so far; this is truly historical fiction at its finest. Lancelot by Giles Kristian was an amazing standalone and now, Ive found Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield. Im starting to feel that historical fiction is the right genre to visit when Im looking for amazing standalone books/5. This six hour audio book had about three minutes dedicated to Thermopylae. Good book, great history, but Thermopylae? 2 people found this helpful Overall 4 out of 5 stars. Colin; GO SPARTANS Not what I expected, but an interesting "read" that provides insight into the broader issues surrounding this infamous battle.

    The final chapters deal with the enduring influence of Thermopylae—in poetry (Byron), fiction (Dickens alludes to it), art and cinema (a forthcoming film adapted from , Frank Miller’s graphic novel). Cartledge spends some time celebrating Herodotus (whose account of the battle is the most thorough, though not always reliable) and even Author: Paul Cartledge.   An impressively accessible narrative depicting the three-day battle for the pass at Thermopylae (the Hot Gates)&#;a critical contest in Xerxes's massive invasion of Greece. The bloody stand made there by Leonidas and his small Spartan army in B.C. has been hailed ever since as an /5(17).

      After Thermopylae book. Read 16 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Battle of Plataea in BCE is one of world history's unjust /5. Thermopylae, Modern Greek Thermopýles, also spelled Thermopílai, narrow pass on the east coast of central Greece between the Kallídhromon massif and the Gulf of Maliakós, about 85 miles ( km) northwest of Athens (Athína).In antiquity its cliffs were by the sea, but silting has widened the distance to more than a mile. Its name, meaning “hot gates,” is derived from its .


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This is an interesting book to read--and a pretty quick read, too. It is the story of Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and the Spartan stood against Xerxes' mighty host at a narrow pass.

Ultimately, they were betrayed by another Greek, and Xerxes sent troops by a narrow pathway to outflank the Spartan by: In a nutshell this book gives Thermopylae book good account of background events leading up to Thermopylae and of what happened afterwards, all the way up to the battle of Plataea (the Persians eventually getting kicked out of Greece for good at this point) but, for me, I was after something that dealt with what happened at Thermopylae in particular rather than the wider by: 7.

This is an interesting book to read--and a pretty quick read, too. It is the story of Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and the Spartan stood against Xerxes' mighty host at a narrow pass.

Ultimately, they were betrayed by another Greek, and Xerxes sent troops by a narrow pathway to outflank the Spartan position/5. Thermopylae: The Battle for the West, by Ernle Bradford The British title for this book, The Thermopylae book of Thermopylae (London, ), is much more descriptive since the book covers events leading up to and including Thermopylae.

"Thermopylae, The Battle for the West" is instead a good, concise recap of the Greco-Persian War. Though this book is titled improperly, it is still an engaging reference for the entire war, and would serve as a good introduction for the student who is learning about the Greco-Persian War for the first time/5().

The book starts at Cyrus and ends at Platea and the amount of Thermopylae content is not so much emphasized on as I thought due to the title.

You can say that they do the same thing, they start with backstory and they end with the defeat at Plataea give or take/5.

The Battle of Thermopylae Spartans and the Forgotten Thermopylae book Who Fought with Them By: HistoryIn60 Narrated by: Harriet Seed This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary/5. The Battle of Thermopylae The Greek historian Herodotus (ca.

BC – BC), writing several decades after the battle of Thermopylae, is our main source for this event (Persian Wars, Book ; LCL ). Sparta was a military city-state with two kings that claimed to be the descendent of the demi-god : Associates For Biblical Research.

Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae Mass Market Paperback – September 1, #N#Steven Pressfield (Author) › Visit Amazon's Steven Pressfield Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Steven Pressfield (Author)/5(K). In B.C., the mighty Persian king Xerxes led a massive force to the narrow mountain pass called Thermopylae, anticipating no significant resistance in his bid to conquer Greece.

But the Greeks, led by Leonidas and a small army of Spartan warriors, took the battle to the Persians and nearly Brand: ABRAMS. Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae - Kindle edition by Pressfield, Steven. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of by: 7. Thermopylae (Greek Θερμοπύλαι; "Hot Gates"): small pass in Greece, site of several battles, of which the Spartan defeat against the Persian invaders in is the most famous.

The main source for the battle of is Herodotus, Histories,which is offered here in the translation by G.C. Macaulay, with adaptations. In Thermopylae: Battle for the West, acclaimed author Ernle Bradford covers the entire era of the invasion—from the foundation of the Persian empire to the accession of Darius all the way to the final, bloody battles—in a fascinating /5(8).

Thermopylae is world-famous for the battle that took place there between the Greek forces (notably the Spartans, Lachedemonians, Thebans ands Thespians)and the invading Persian forces, commemorated by Simonides in the famous epitaph, "Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, That here obedient to their laws we lie.".

“In the annals of heroism, the Battle of Thermopylae is an archetype, a classic.” –Noel Malcolm, The Telegraph (UK) “The real passion of Thermopylae lies in the author’s sudden discovery that his subject is exciting to other people again.” –The Wall Street Journal/5(31). The Paperback of the Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed/5(). Strangely enough, it’s a book of historical fiction. The name of it is Gates of Fire written by Steven Pressfield. I know this book is fiction, but it is on the USMC Commandant’s reading list, is taught to the Corps of Cadets at West Point, Annapo.

Thermopylae: the battle that changed the world User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Thermopylae has long been thought of as a pivotal battle in the development of Western culture.

With the threat of Persian despotism hanging over the Greek city-states, a select few Spartans fought Read full review/5(2). During the Battle of Thermopylae in BC, a Greek force of approximately 7, faced the biggest army ever seen in the Greek peninsula. For three days, the Persians--the greatest military force in the world--were stopped in their tracks by a vastly inferior force, before the bulk of the Greek army was forced to retreat with their rear guard wiped out in one of history's most.

Buy Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed the World Reprint by Cartledge, Paul (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(44). The defeat at Thermopylae - and it was a total wipe-out, but for one poor man almost blind with an eye infection, who survived, to the utmost contempt of his own people - nevertheless inspired the.An account of the ancient battle between Persia and the alliance of Greek city-states, including the legendary “ Spartans.” In BCE, Persian king Xerxes led a massive invasion of Greece.

A critical point in this invasion was the battle for the pass at Thermopylae—“Hot Gates” in Greek. Xerxes had amassed one of the largest armies yet known to man, while Leonidas’s troops, a 5/5(1).The Battle of Thermopylae was fought in central Greece at the mountain pass of Thermopylae in BCE during the Persian Wars.

After three days resisting the much larger Persian army of Xerxes I, Greek forces were betrayed by Ephialtes and sent into retreat by their leader, Leonidas, who died during a final stand.