Ancient History & Civilisation

Thermopylae: The Battle for the West

Thermopylae: The Battle for the West

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 480 B.C. has been hailed ever since as an outstanding example of patriotism, courage, and sacrifice.

PREFACE

CHRONOLOGY

Chapter 1. THE GREAT KING

Chapter 2. THE GLORY OF THE HOUR

Chapter 3. THE PERSIANS

Chapter 4. THE ATHENIANS

Chapter 5. THE SPARTANS

Chapter 6. ARMS AND THE MAN

Chapter 7. SHIPS OF WAR

Chapter 8. DISPOSITIONS

Chapter 9. ACTION AND REACTION

Chapter 10. ULTIMATE DECISIONS

Chapter 11. MARCH TO THE NORTH

Chapter 12. LAND AND SEA

Chapter 13. FIRST ENCOUNTERS

Chapter 14. BATTLE

Chapter 15. FIRST NIGHT AND SECOND DAY

Chapter 16. OVER THE MOUNTAIN

Chapter 17. END AND BEGINNING

Chapter 18. AFTER THERMOPYLAE

Chapter 19. IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

Chapter 20. THE ADVANCE

Chapter 21. INTO ATTICA

Chapter 22. SPARRING FOR POSITION

Chapter 23. EVE OF BATTLE

Chapter 24. ‘SEA-BORN SALAMIS’

Chapter 25. AFTERMATH

Chapter 26. WINTER

Chapter 27. SPRING

Chapter 28. THE ROAD TO PLATAEA

Chapter 29. DECISIVE ROUND

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