The Spartans were lightly armed but very brave.
The Spartans were more heavily armed than the Persians.
The Persians did not use bows and arrows.
The Spartans outnumbered the Immortals.
They combed their hair.
They fasted for a day.
They went swimming to cleanse themselves before the Battle.
They confessed their sins.
Living wives at home
Living daughters at home
Living sons at home
Living fathers at home
Being checked as a baby to ensure you were strong
Completing demanding training in your barracks
Living in the wild in your teenage years
Your first battle as an adult hoplite
Another word for hoplites
The conquered people who became slaves of the Spartans
A group within the Persian army
A group within the Athenian army
Not enough food to eat
As much food as they could ever need
Beautiful, warm clothing made by their slaves
Establish schools to teach the Persian language
Continue fighting against each other
Return to Sparta with news of the Spartans' courage
Return to Athens and strengthen its defences
Evacuate Athens and regroup for a later battle
Flee into the mountains, leaving the people in Athens to their fate
The Persians were stronger soldiers, despite having fewer men
The Persians were braver than the Spartans and were utterly fearless
A traitor told Xerxes of a narrow path by which the Persian forces could get behind the Spartans
The Persians were more heavily armed and also used bows and arrows to their advantage
Destroyed the Parthenon
Burned Athens to the ground
Slaughtered Athens' citizens, who were caught unawares
Killed the soldiers who had retreated from the Battle of Thermopylae