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River Asopus at Thermopylae

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This image depicts a view of the river Asopus, at Thermopylae.  According to Herodotus, who provides the history of the battle between the Greeks and Persians in 480 BCE:  "The river Asopus ... flows for awhile along the foot of the hills." 

This was the general area of the Persian camp.


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Quoted passage from Herodotus, Histories, 7.199

Image online, courtesy Livius.org

 

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