CWW: Thermopylae – Battle in the Shade

October 28, 2015 – It’s Classical Wisdom Wednesday, presented by Classical Wisdom Weekly — bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds, every Wednesday morning before your first cup of coffee. Today we are looking at the Battle of Thermopylae, an ancient military engagement that has been immortalized in popular, modern media like the film “300”. The battle took place in 480 BC. The Greeks, lead by King Leonidas and his 300 Spartan royal guard, stand fast at the pass of Thermopylae. They prepare to defend the pass from the oncoming Persian invading army, lead by King Xerxes I.  It is this battle that would cement the Spartan reputation for valor and ferocity through all of time.

Your guide through the classical landscape is Van Bryan, Associate Editor of Classical Wisdom Weekly. You can catch Classical Wisdom Wednesday every week before your first cup of coffee, right here on the History Author Show.