In 480-479 BC
the Battle of Thermopylae took place in ancient Greece. The Greek
warriors who fought in the battle were known as The Spartans, The
Spartans were tough and ruthless warriors whose favorite pass time
was to be at war. A rising tension was built along the border of
Asia Minor when the Persians placed tyrants in the Greek cities,
forcing the citizens to pay taxes. The Spartans were just not
having that and they rebelled, going at war with the Persians.
Although the Spartans were a smaller force, they were brutal and highly praised, earning a title as the best warriors. The Spartan army of 300 was determined to make a stand against about 100,000 Persians. Being aware that their army was so small the Spartans used original clever strategy in order to overwhelm show more content
By the 19th century the story of the war was told as mythology, but by the start of the 20th century the story was discovered to be much more historically accurate. Archaeologists found remains of great citadel that existed on the Western shore of Asia Minor, the traditional location of Troy. Whether it is legend of fact, they start the same way, a wedding.
At most weddings, a bouquet of flowers is thrown, but the marriage of Peleus and Thetis a golden apple told to be for the fairest was to be fought over by Hera (the wife of Zeus), Athena (daughter of Zeus), and Aphrodite (Goddess of love). Zeus was told to choose who the fairest was and who the golden apple should go to, but looking at the choice of ladies, he couldnt pick one. So Zeus then put the decision on Paris, the Prince of Troy, he spoke to each of the ladies asking why they should be given the apple. Aphrodite was given the apple when she promised him the love of the most beautiful woman, assuming it was her. Aphrodite was not the most beautiful woman, Helen, who was married to the king of Sparta
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