The Straights of Thermopylae.
A very scarce lithograph. 272 x 380mm. 10¾ x 15". Uncut sheet.
The straits of Thermopylae, Greece. A narrow coastal passage that existed in antiquity, its names from its hot sulphur springs, meaning 'hot gate'. It was here that the Battle of Thermopylae took place between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, and the Persian Empire of Xerxes I over the course of three days, during the second Persian invasion of Greece.
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