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The exaggeration of the Battle of Thermopylae: What actually happened.

Posted November 15th, 2017 at 07:08 AM by NBSHistory



I piece I did on the Battle of Thermopylae (I know its so overdone), I utilized all the classic primary sources poking fun at their numbers and unrealistic remarks. I used contemporary secondary sources from well known scholars and even some work from a professor from the University I studied at. I think this video stands apart from many others because I took the time to delve more into the other Greek city people at the battle and their motivations for being there (such...
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The role of Spartan Women prior to Roman Conquest

Posted October 17th, 2017 at 06:09 AM by NBSHistory

Hello, my name is Craig I am a student seeking to enter a graduate program in History. While attending to my studies I thought why not provide content on youtube as well? I do so to try and bring History to the youth, so its a mix of primary/secondary sourcing and humor!



This link is for my piece on Spartan Women prior to Roman Conquest. I used Sarah. B. Pomeroy's "Spartan Women" as major source for most of it!
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Leonidas: Hero or Murderer?

Posted September 29th, 2017 at 11:35 AM by Aristodemus
Updated February 14th, 2018 at 12:35 PM by Aristodemus

King Leonidas of Sparta gets a lot of attention in history and movies like ‘300’ due to his heroic last stand at Thermopylae, one that most people think helped rally the Greek city-states against the Persian invasion of 480 B.C.

But is that what really happened? Why did Leonidas die in the pass? Was he bravely serving as a rearguard so that the rest of the allied Greek forces could escape? Was his sacrifice a result of the Spartan training that demanded ‘victory or death’? Or was...
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