What happend after the Spartans commited suicide?
Did the Pershans say "oh crap, lets just go home, this looks like too hard a job"? Funny how people rally to tales of valor but know little of what the after math was. What about the Greeks who fought with the Pershans? What and the heck was the war about? All unimportant except for the warrior worship. Why was Sparta a cult of death and not life? Did make a d**n good flick though! A more realistic one on modern times is a flick caled "None but The Spartans." Not very popular flick but parts so very true.
Asked By: theooldman - 3/12/2007
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The Spartans did not commit suicide, they and the remaining Thespians were shot down with Arrows. The war continued. The Persians took the Thermopylae pass and went on to burn Athens. The Greeks finally turned the war around with a miracle victory at sea known as the Battle of Salamis. Once the Persians were cut... More
Answered By: mike b - 3/12/2007
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It wasn't a "cult of death". They were fighting to defend their homes and families. They lost. But that doesn't take away the valor of the struggle. And their sacrifice did have an impact on how much and how far Persia pushed through the rest of Greece. Some people respect that.
Answered By: coragryph - 3/12/2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_thermopylae Read for yourself
Answered By: cincinnatus - 3/12/2007
After this battle, the Greeks defeated the Persians at the naval battle of Salamis. With the destruction in a storm of the bridge of boats, the Persian emperor decided that he had other things to do and left with a large part of his army. What he left were defeated by the Greeks at Plataea.
Answered By: Elizabeth Howard - 3/12/2007
You make it hard to answer,Gunny!
Answered By: Timothy T - 3/12/2007
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