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Leonidas King of Sparta -480 B.C.

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Works: 48 works in 177 publications in 6 languages and 9,300 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Film adaptations  Military history  Fiction  Poetry  Juvenile works  Biography 
Classifications: PN1995.9.E79, 791.4372
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    300 by Zack Snyder( visu )
    29 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,927 libraries worldwide
    In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead an Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes waited many days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw. When the Greeks did not leave, Xerxes was left with no option and he moved forward. The battle lasted for about 3 days and after which all 300 Spartans were killed. The Spartan defeat would not have happened if not for a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, who defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes of a separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks
    Leonidas a poem by Richard Glover( file )
    60 editions published between 1737 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 2,039 libraries worldwide
    300 by Frank Miller( Book )
    12 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,604 libraries worldwide
    A graphic novel in which three hundred warriors attempt to stop the army of Persia from taking over the island of Greece
    Leonidas and the kings of Sparta mightiest warriors, fairest kingdom by Alfred S Bradford( file )
    3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,331 libraries worldwide
    Why have the Spartans continued to exert such a hold on popular imagination? Nearly 2,500 years after King Leonidas led his Spartan warriors at the Battle of Thermopylae, their legend endures, as seen most recently in Frank Miller's hugely successful graphic novel, 300, and the 2007 film incarnation of the same name, which grossed $70 million in its opening weekend. This pivotal history of the kings of Sparta not only describes their critical leadership in war, but also documents the waxing and waning of their social, political, and religious powers in the Spartan state. The Spartans have seemingly never gone out of interest, serving as mythic icons who exemplify fearlessness and an unwillingness to give in against impossible odds. Yet most are unaware of the true nature of the Spartan leaders: the fact that the kings maintained their position of power for 600 years by their willingness to compromise, even if it meant giving up some of their power, for example. Organized in a logical and chronological order, this volume describes the legendary origins of the dual kingship in Sparta, documents the many reigning eras of the kings, and then concludes with the time when the kingship was abolished six centuries later. The book examines the kings' roles in war and battle, in religion, in the social life of the city, and in formulating Spartan policy both at home and abroad. The book concentrates on describing the role of the kings and their absolutely essential contributions to Spartan society in general. -- From publisher
    Meet the Spartans ( visu )
    11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
    The heroic Leonidas, armed with nothing by leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag group of 13 - count'em, 13! -- Spartans to defend their homeland against the invading Persians (whose ranks include Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, the Transformers and a hunchbacked Paris Hilton)
    A victor of Salamis : a tale of the days of Xerxes, Leonidas and Themistocles by William Stearns Davis( Book )
    4 editions published between 1907 and 2005 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
    Leonidas : hero of Thermopylae by Ian Macgregor Morris( Book )
    3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
    Presents an introduction to life in the city-state of Sparta in ancient Greece, focusing on the story of Leonidas, a man who grew up in Sparta, attained the throne, and led his army against the Persians
    Red mortal : a gods of midnight novel by Deidre Knight( Book )
    3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
    "With quiet, unyielding strength, King Leonidas has long led his fellow immortal warriors in battle against dark forces. But when Daphne, Oracle of Delphi, confesses to having loved him from afar, Leonidas soon finds his stoic shell breaking away as he becomes enraptured with the sprightly beauty. For centuries, Daphne has yearned to experience the simmering passion locked within Leonidas's heart. But just as their love begins to ignite, Daphne's half-brother Ares strips Leonidas of his immortality, causing him to age at an alarming rate. Now it will be only a matter of time before Leonidas is taken from her--unless they can find a way to challenge Ares together before Leonidas meets his mortal end ... and the lovers are separated for eternity."--P. [4] of cover
    Leonidas a poem. In twelve books. In two volumes. By Richard Glover, Esq by Richard Glover( file )
    3 editions published in 1772 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
    Léonidas : tragédie en cinq actes by Pichat( Book )
    6 editions published between 1825 and 1974 in French and held by 40 libraries worldwide
    Item no. 1555 in Two centuries of French drama, 1760-1960, a collection of 2,014 French dramas housed in the Department of Special Collections, University of Florida Libraries
    300 Troy ( visu )
    1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
    300: In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead an Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes waited many days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw. When the Greeks did not leave, Xerxes was left with no option and he moved forward. The battle lasted for about 3 days and after which all 300 Spartans were killed. The Spartan defeat would not have happened if not for a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, who defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes of a separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks
    Léonidas : histoire et mémoire d'un sacrifice by Jacqueline Christien( Book )
    1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
    Tha polemas me tous theous : hena mythistorēma gia ton Leōnida by Dēmētrēs G Stephanakēs( Book )
    2 editions published in 2010 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 10 libraries worldwide
    Leonidas of Sparta : a boy of the Agoge by Helena Schrader( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
    300 : Hē syntrivē mias autokratorias by Angelos Phōkas( Book )
    1 edition published in 2014 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 6 libraries worldwide
    In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead an Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers
    Leonidas, and the passage of the Dardanelles by Xerxes by King of Sparta LEONIDAS( Book )
    2 editions published between 1854 and 1860 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
    The 300 Spartans by Rudolph Maté( visu )
    2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
    In the 5th-century B.C., King Leonidas of Sparta has only his 300 bodyguards to stand with him against an invasion by the 60,000 men of the Persian army. Their heroic stand against the invasion gives the other Greek city-stats time to organize a large fighting force and ultimately defeat the Persians
    Leonidas a poem by Richard Glover( Computer File )
    2 editions published in 1770 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
    300 guerrieri : la battaglia delle Termopili by Andrea Frediani( Book )
    1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 4 libraries worldwide
    La stella del mattino : l'eterna contesa tra Leonida e Serse by Giorgio Albonico( Book )
    1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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