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The Resource Gates of fire : an epic novel of the Battle of Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield

Gates of fire : an epic novel of the Battle of Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield

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Gates of fire : an epic novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
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Gates of fire
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an epic novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
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Steven Pressfield
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eng
Summary
A novel on Thermopylae, the 480 BC battle which went down in history as an example of heroism. For three days a small force of Greeks defended a narrow pass from a huge Persian army. Lots of detail on Spartan training and fighting techniques. Thousands of years ago, Herodotus and Plutarch immortalized Spartan society in their histories; but today, little is left of the ancient city or the social structure of this momentous culture. One of the few antiquarian marks of the civilization that has survived lies scores of miles away from Sparta, at a narrow Greek mountain pass called Thermopylae. It was there that three hundred of Sparta's finest warriors held back the invading millions of the Persian empire and valiantly gave their lives in the selfless service of democracy and freedom. A simple engraved stone marks their burial ground. Inspired by this stone and intrigued by the lore of Sparta, author Steven Pressfield has brilliantly combined scholarship with storytelling. Narrated by the sole survivor of the epic battle--a squire in the Spartan heavy infantry--Gates of Fire is a mesmerizing depiction of one man's indoctrination into the Spartan way of life and death, and of the legendary men and women who gave the culture an immortal gravity. Culminating in the electrifying and horrifying epic battle, Gates of Fire weaves history, mystery, and heartbreaking romance into a literary page-turner that brings the Homeric tradition into the twenty-first
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The King of Persia hopes to learn how the Spartans held back the millions of invading Persians from the sole Spartan survivor of the Battle of Thermopylae
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Also issued online.
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050622
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DLC
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813/.54
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Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.R3944
LC item number
G38 1998
Literary form
fiction
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adult
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an epic novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
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Gates of fire : an epic novel of the Battle of Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield
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Control code
83538
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
386 p.
Isbn
9780385492515
Lccn
98019902
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  • (OCoLC)ocm38916930
  • (OCoLC)38916930
Label
Gates of fire : an epic novel of the Battle of Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield
Link
Publication
Control code
83538
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
386 p.
Isbn
9780385492515
Lccn
98019902
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38916930
  • (OCoLC)38916930

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