What was Thermoplylae?

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Thermopylae is a narrow spit of land where an ancient Spartan army of one hundred (100) Hoplyte soldiers held off one thousand Persian soldiers for three days before being overrun and killed to the last man. You can go to Greece and find a monument to this epic battle and there was a special television program on the Discovery Channel.

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