Xerxes - Leading His Army to Greece

Using a combination of recreations, expert analysis and animations, this video sets the scene of the famous Battle of Thermopylae.  As Xerses leads his army across the Hellespont, the soldiers of Sparta, under their King Leonidas, prepare for battle.

Learn the differences between the Spartans and the Persian Immortals, and examine the different strategies employed by each side.

Media Credits

Clip from a documentary by the History Channel, online courtesy the ChaossHellas Channel at YouTube.  Copyright, History Channel, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the program.


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