battle of Thermopylae


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Noun1.battle of 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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300 (Monday, ITV2, 9pm) BASED on Frank Miller's graphic novel, 300 is a bruising war epic recounting the Battle of Thermopylae, at which the vastly outnumbered Spartan army fought to the bloody death against the might of the Persians.
Gemma Arterton as Kelly 300 (Monday, ITV2, 9pm) BASED on Frank Miller's graphic novel, 300 is a bruising war epic recounting the Battle of Thermopylae at which the vastly outnumbered Spartan army fought to the bloody death against the might of the Persians.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 35 MONDAY 300 (2006) ITV2, 9pm Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, 300 is a bruising war epic recounting the Battle of Thermopylae at which the vastly outnumbered Spartan army fought to the bloody death against the might of the Persians.
Monday 300 ITV2, 9PM Directed by Zack Snyder, this is a retelling of the epic tale of the Battle of Thermopylae, when a few hundred Spartans took on thousands of Persians.
In an echo of the handful of Spartans who held out against thousands of Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC, the heroic Hanoverians slowed the French long enough to stop them defeating Wellington's men before a Prussian force could provide vital back-up.
At this rate, the Daesh historical fantasy promised to surpass the fictitious movie 300, which was based on the 1998 comic series that retold the Battle of Thermopylae within the Persian wars, when 300 Spartans fought Xerxes and his 300,000 soldiers.
Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, 300: Rise Of An Empire is a turgid sequel (of sorts) to the 2007 swords and sandals epic, which unfolds before, during and after the fierce Battle of Thermopylae chronicled in the first film.
Whereas the first film chronicled, ab by ab, the Spartans' heroic stand in the Battle of Thermopylae against Xerxes's Persian invasion, "Rise of an Empire'' is about the concurrent naval fight, the Battle of Artemisium.
ON Wednesday, West Ham carried out what looked like the footballing equivalent of the Battle of Thermopylae, as they held out for a draw at Stamford Bridge despite being peppered by Chelsea's attack for 90 minutes.
35pm Dramatisation of the Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and an army of 300 Spartans attempt to repel the invasion of the mighty forces of Persian King Xerxes.
Almost 2500 years ago, my ancestors, in August or September of 480 BC, fought the Battle of Thermopylae between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, and the Persian Empire of Xerxes I over the course of three days, during the second Persian invasion of Greece.