>>64468828 History, the battle of Thermopylae was the catalyst for the Greek city states to unite against the invading Persians. Leonidas was getting that by his sacrifice they would rally around the cause to stang against Xerxys , so while no single Greek state could defeat the Persian horde, a small band of free Greeks stood up to them and blunted their army of millions.
Then it happened again at sea and this inspired them further to rally and defeat their invadors.
Literally it is where we get that idea of "where I fall a hundred more will take my place."
>>64469547 Maybe watching shirtless oiled men is your intellectual limit.
>the battle of Thermopylae was the catalyst for the Greek city states to unite against the invading Persians >the battle took place simultaneously with the more famous land battle at Thermopylae... and was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states
>while no single Greek state could defeat the Persian horde, a small band of free Greeks stood up to them and blunted their army of millions. >The first Persian invasion of Greece... began in 492BC and ended with the decisive Athenian victory at the Battle of Marathon
>>64469692 Nothing that guy said contradicts your post. The battle of Thermopylae and the naval battle were both examples to the Greek states. They both featured a clash between a massive Persian army and a small Greek force.
The invasion of Darius was thrown back into the sea and had the added bonus of killing the Persian king. .
>>64469992 >Nothing that guy said contradicts your post. He said the battle of Thermopylae was the catalyst for the Greek city states to unite against the invading Persians. But the Greek city states were already united against the invading Persians. If they weren't, why were there multiple Greek city states (Athens, Sparta, Corinth, Thebes, etc.) represented both at Thermopylae and at Artemisium?
>The invasion of Darius was thrown back into the sea Yeah, by the Athenians. Which rather contradicts his argument that the Spartans, ten years later, were showing the Greeks for the first time that they could stand up to the Persians.
>the added bonus of killing the Persian king. Nope. You're probably confusing Darius I, the Persian king, with Datis, the Persian commander at Marathon.
>>64470443 Why do all those dune coons have similar names...
He said the battle of Thermopylae was the catalyst for achieving a Greek unity, not that it hadn't happened before, and that a king willing to sacrifice himself sends a much more powerful message that soldiers and sailors sent to die by their leadership.
I wonder why they didn't point out that Sparta was a state ruled by 2 Kings. Maybe just simplified storytelling.
>>64468828 1: His death would be symbolic and cement the events in history as a triumph of Spartan will. This is absolutely true--even today most people aren't aware that the Spartans were the smallest force of Greeks at the Hot Gates.
2: There was no escape, only surrender or death. Sparta surrendering would sorta undermined the point of fighting the battle in the first place.
>>64470678 >He said the battle of Thermopylae was the catalyst for achieving a Greek unity, So why were the Spartans fighting with a Greek army at Thermopylae, while a Greek fleet fought a second battle right off the coast? If it was the catalyst for unity, why did Thebes send troops to Thermopylae and then defect to the Persians for the Plataean campaign the following year?
>I wonder why they didn't point out that Sparta was a state ruled by 2 Kings. Same reason that they didn't make Leonidas 60, or have the Spartans fight in an actual phalanx, or show the presence of other Greek troops both in the battle and in the final rearguard action, or point out that after Thermopylae the Persians rampaged through Boetia before the Athenians stopped them at Salamis. The problem is not with the film, but people who treat the film as history.
Except the nips still landed and fucked shit up until Toyotomi died and then it was a race to see who would rule Japan. If Toyotomi wasn't an old geezer at the time China and Korea would speak nip today.
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