Item #76577 THERMOPYLAE: The Battle That Changed the World. Paul Cartledge.

THERMOPYLAE: The Battle That Changed the World

Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 2008. Hardcover. Collector's Edition, a volume in The Leather-Bound Library of Military History. In 480 B.C., the Persian king Xerxes led a massive force to the narrow mountain pass called Thermopylae, anticipating no significant resistance in his bid to conquer Greece. But the Greeks, led by Leonidas and a small army of Spartan warriors, took the battle to the Persians and nearly halted their advance. This riveting, authoritative account of King Leonidas and the legendary 300 illuminates that valiant endeavor which changed the way future generations would think about combat, courage, and death. Collector's Notes laid in. Octavo. Full green leather binding, with elaborate gilt stamping, three raised bands, moire silk endpapers, and a ribbon marker. A fine copy. Fine. Item #76577

Price: $100.00

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