In this episode of Half-Arsed History, hear the tale of the Battle of Thermopylae, when a small force of Greek hoplites held off and fought a brave last stand against an overwhelmingly large Persian army as part of the Greco-Persian Wars.
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Image: David, Jacques-Louis. Leonidas at Thermopylae. 1814. Oil on canvas. Louvre Museum, Paris. Via Wikimedia.