11 August 2006

This day in history: 11 Aug

11 August, 480 BC: The last stand of the Spartans and Thespians at Thermopylae.


bothenook said...

they had thespians then? what, they acted out their roles as military types?

WillyShake said...

If you haven't read Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire, then do yourself the favor and go get a copy!

I posted on it HERE.

RM1(SS) (ret) said...

WillyShake -

Good book; I have a copy of it somewhere around here. Thought about mentioning it in the original post, but got sidetracked reading up on the Thespians (I'd forgotten that they stayed behind with the Spartans) and didn't.