Spartans vs persians??

i have to write a thesis on the war of greece and persia. I have it based on Thermopylae, my thesis statement is that the battle at the thermopylae pass was the most important in the war against the persians. the two reasons i have to back it up is that it delayed the persians and gave time for the naval fleet. and that it took off huge numbers of the persian army. What i want to know is that what happened after thermopylae, is my statement true, can you guys add anymore reasons or anything to back up my two reasons? thank you@!!!!

Asked By: - 5/19/2012
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Well the Athenian navy retreated from Artemisio, after loosing half their ships, to regroup and fight at Salamina where it destroyed the Persian fleet, but that was because they heard of Leonidas being defeated. In that sense it was important. Casualties were no big deal for the Persian army, just think that when... More
Answered By: γιάννης γεωργίου - 5/19/2012
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Well your thesis cant be wrong....Its basically your opinion. The battle at Thermopylae Pass was very important, I highly agree! I'm not so sure on how it killed huge numbers, because remember: The Persian warriors who died were INSTANTLY replaced because they had such a great number of warriors. Also, keep in mind... More
Answered By: Ice Thunder - 5/19/2012
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