Remembering Thermopylae and the Persian Wars in Antiquity

Brown, Amelia R. (2013). Remembering Thermopylae and the Persian Wars in Antiquity. In Christopher A. Matthew and Matthew Trundle (Ed.), Beyond the Gates of Fire: New Perspectives on the Battle of Thermopylae (pp. 100-116) Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK: Pen & Sword Military.

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Author Brown, Amelia R.
Title of chapter Remembering Thermopylae and the Persian Wars in Antiquity
Title of book Beyond the Gates of Fire: New Perspectives on the Battle of Thermopylae
Place of Publication Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK
Publisher Pen & Sword Military
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9781848847910
9781783469109
Editor Christopher A. Matthew
Matthew Trundle
Chapter number 5
Start page 100
End page 116
Total pages 17
Total chapters 8
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
...Physical monuments, enacted rituals and written texts all kept the battle of Thermopylae in Hellenic and Roman consciousness far beyond the reach of living memory. Today the surviving artefacts, poetry and prose related to Thermopylae therefore offer insight into the practices of commemoration of the Greeks of the Classical and Hellenistic eras, and Romans in and outside of Greece as well. Evidence of the violent events of just a few days in 480BC was reshaped throughout antiquity, creating lasting memorials designed to praise and honour the ideals of patriotic courage, ,heroic self-sacrifice and political freedom. Yet the reception ofThermopylae, as of all ancient events, also reveals the process of creation and recreation of memory, and the ancient Spartan, Hellenic and Roman identities formed and reformed out of a set of stories including Thermopylae...
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