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Battle of Thermopylae

Pass of Thermopylae, Greece.  At the time of Leonidas the pass was a path under the cliff about 40 feet wide. 

The famous Battle of Thermopylae pitted the Persians against the 300 Spartans. 

This battle, which resulted in a Persian victory, took place in 480 BCE. Greek leaders: Leonidas I and Demophilus.  Persian leaders: Xerxes I of Persia, Hydarnes, and Mardonius. 

As a result of this battle, Persians gained control over Boeotia and were placed to march toward Athens.

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