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Battle of Thermopylae


It’s love, not the Battle of Thermopylae.
Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  famous battle in 480 BC often sited because a force of 300 Spartans is said to have delayed tens of thousands of Persians
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Both ancient and modern writers have used the Battle of Thermopylae as an example of the superior power of a patriotic army of freemen defending native soil. The performance of the defenders at the battle of Thermopylae is also used as an example of the advantages of training, equipment, and good use of terrain as force multipliers, and has become a symbol of courage against overwhelming odds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thermopylae  (retrieved 9/26/08)
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  • It’s love, not the Battle of Thermopylae.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
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