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The immortal battle between the Gates of Fire

Advantages: Unique narration, Historical accuracy with interesting fiction
Disadvantages: Some heavy themes

In 480 BC the Persian Empire was once again trying to invade ancient Greece. Under the reign of King Xerxes, an invincible army of a recorded 2 million was marching downwards to enslave all Greeks. An elite force of three hundred Spartans tackled the suic ...

Magrippinho 03.11.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Gates of Fire - Steven Pressfield

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300 warriors changed human history forever.

Advantages: A well plotted novelisation of a remarkable event
Disadvantages: Reading once is not enough!

...As classical history has never really appealled to me i was surprised to find myself reading Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire. But read it i did and im happily wiser having done so. This isnt the type of novel that feel one can pick up on a rainy aft ...

jaffacake2k 31.01.2007 · Read full review
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Gates Of Fire

Advantages: Gripping and informative.
Disadvantages: A tragic story.

This is possibly the most thought provoking book I have ever read. From the very beginning to the end I was gripped by every page. It tells the tale of a Spartan squire, enrolled into the service of one of the 300 Spartan warriors called upon to halt ...

Sheepy_uk 26.03.2004 · Read full review
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A Spartan Review

Advantages: Amazing
Disadvantages: Keep re-reading it

I read this book on my first trip to Athens in 2000 and ended up reading it twice. I have now read this book at least 15 times and it remains an amazing read. I spend alot of time reading and i have yet to encounter a book as compelling as this one on ...

Elem3ntal 02.05.2004 · Read full review
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Literary Genius

Advantages: Homer himself would be proud
Disadvantages: The tragedy that is human self sacrifice

Gates of Fire recounts the classic true to life tale from Greek history of when, threatened by an invading Persian army of somewhere between 200,000 and 2,000,000 (depending on which historical source you believe), the Greek city state Sparta dispatched 3 ...

iconoclast 26.07.2000 · Read full review
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