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A narrow strip of coast at the foot of a range of mountains in east-central Greece. It was the site of an unsuccessful Spartan stand against the Persians in 480 bc.


(Placename) (in ancient Greece) a narrow pass between the mountains and the sea linking Locris and Thessaly: a defensible position on a traditional invasion route from N Greece; scene of a famous battle (480 bc) in which a greatly outnumbered Greek army under Leonidas fought to the death to delay the advance of the Persians during their attempted conquest of Greece


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a pass in E Greece, in Locris, near an arm of the Aegean: Persian defeat of the Spartans 480 B.C.
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Noun1.Thermopylae - a famous battle in 480 BC; a Greek army under Leonidas was annihilated by the Persians who were trying to conquer Greece
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil


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