Gates Of Fire

Description

Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, That here, obedient to their laws, we lie. Nearly 2,500 years ago, in 480BC, at a bleak pass in a far-flung corner of eastern Greece, three hundred Spartan warriors faced the army of Xerxes of Persia, a massive force rumoured to be over a million strong. Their orders were simple: to delay the enemy for as long as possible while the main Greek armies mobilized. For six days the Spartans held the invaders at bay. In the final hours - their shields broken, swords and spears shattered - they fought with their bare hands before being overwhelmed. It was battle that would become synonymous with extraordinary courage, heroism and self-sacrifice: it was Thermopylae. In Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield tells the epic story of those legendary Spartans: the men and women who helped shaped our history and have themselves become as immortal as their gods.

Details

Author(s)
Steven Pressfield
Format
Paperback | 528 pages
Dimensions
106 x 178 x 37mm | 358g
Publication date
01 Feb 2000
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Imprint
Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
maps
ISBN10
0553812165
ISBN13
9780553812169
Bestsellers rank
31,178

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