Monday, May 31, 2010
The Last Stand of the Spartans
Did you know?:That the king of the Spartans name was king Leonidas. He was in the last stand of the Spartans against the Persians.
Did you know?:That the Persians tried to take over Greeks,the Greeks put away their differences and fought together against their enemy the Persians. The Spartans,Athenian,and Thermapalis teamed up against the strongest empire at the time. They were no doubt outnumbered by the Persians by thousands. The battle even went onto sea terrain with the Athenian warships that looked like Viking ships but without the dragon head. Even on sea, they were outnumbered by thousands. Their strategy was to ram into the side of the Persian ships to sink them in the sea battle.
Did you know?:That the Spartans had the strategy of using a cliff side as their last stand because it is hard for the Persians to take over the cliff, but easier for the Spartans because of their strategy. The sea battle strategy probably garenteed the Spartans' victory even if the Persians had more men. Soon they marched up to get the rest of them out of their land by threatening them with force of power not words. Soon their king got killed and the Persians got killed or moved out.
In the big victory the Spartans won because of their weopons and armour, their training, their strategy, the terrain, and the goodwill of defending their homeland.
Posted by littlesardine at 6:40 AM