Battle of Thermopylae: Command and Organization

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1y Oct 13, 2019

This is the second episode of a brief series that explores the Persian invasion of Greece and the vicious battle of Thermopylae.

The episode in particular explores the ability of command and the structure, organization and use of mass on this somewhat restricted battlefield and how and why this type of fighting played to the advantage of the Greeks and how it negatively affected the Persian army that was used to fighting on larger and more open battlefields of the ancient near east.

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PDF Link: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1091&context=studiaantiqua

Citation and Attribution: Kleist, Joseph. "The Battle of Thermopylae: Principles of War on the Ancient Battlefield." Studia Antiqua 6, no. 1 (2008). https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/studiaantiqua/vol6/iss1/14

Credit for awesome video footage of the Thermopylae Monument goes to Paul Dragomir Video is titled ''Thermopylae Monument - Molon labe (4K)'' and can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uajYTDFfRKE

Credit for the awesome and graphically animated Spartan Warrior goes to Antareus Ltd titled ''3D Character Design Contest 2016 - Ancient Greek Warrior'' and can be found here https://youtu.be/f0CZyFG8bUc

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