Paul Cartledge, professor of Greek history at the University of Cambridge, is the author of Alexander the Great, The Spartans, and The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization.
"Impeccable...Enthralling...Vividly reconstructs [the Spartans']
"Briskly written...Offers a fresh look at the battle and the
complex events leading up to it."
-Forbes "In the annals of heroism, the Battle of Thermopylae is an archetype, a classic."
-Noel Malcolm, The Telegraph (UK) "The real passion of Thermopylae lies in the author's sudden discovery that his subject is exciting to other people again."
-The Wall Street Journal