Tides of History
Tides of History
Wondery / Patrick Wyman
The Greco-Persian Wars, Part 2: Xerxes and the Invasion of Greece
40 minutes Posted Oct 12, 2023 at 12:01 am.
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In 480 BC, the Persian Great King Xerxes descended on mainland Greece with one of the largest armies and navies the world had ever seen. The Persians swept through the approaches to Greece, winning allies and destroying their foes along the way, before meeting the Spartan king Leonidas at the Hot Gates of Thermopylae.


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