Leonidas and his brave 300

Battle Of Thermopylae

Leonidas and his brave 300

Leonidas is defending the hot gates from Persia the largest force to ever be made, Persia has conquered many kingdoms and now they come for our great land of Greece. The Spartans have gotten help from another Greek state who helped defend with the Spartans. The leader of Persia called himself Xerxes,His first engagement with Sparta was At the Battle of Thermopylae. This began on the year of 480 B.C. and the date is either August 20th or September 8-10. The Spartans and the other Greeks who helping them marched with an army of 7000 troops against an army of million. After the Greeks had held the Persians for 7 days. A small force of 300 Spartans Lead by Leonidas were going to small road to protect the flank of the other Greek Armies. On the second day of battle Leonidas and his men were betrayed by a local named Ephialtes. Leonidas sent the bulk of his army to retreat but the rest Were Leonidas brave 300. They held the Persians Courageously until they were defeated and now is one of best Stands in military history.