Battle of Thermopylae: Principles of War on the Ancient Battlefield

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1y Oct 7, 2019

This is the first episode of a brief series on the Battle of Thermopylae and the principles of war that played to the Greeks advantage that inflicted tremendous casualties on the Persian Army and how though the Spartans and their other Greek Allies lost the battle this ''defeat'' helped them win the war.

Attribution: Kleist, Joseph. "The Battle of Thermopylae: Principles of War on the Ancient Battlefield." Studia Antiqua 6, no. 1 (2008).

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

Child Spartan Video Credit Goes To 345smoke A Day in the Life of a Spartan

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