At Thermopylae, a
rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers
stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass
against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.
Day after bloody
day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally
their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and
unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military
stand in history—one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood,
leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale…
The squire’s story indeed reveals the
incredible rigors of Spartan training—and more importantly, how the whole
culture fostered the mindset of fearlessness. Steven Pressfield has skillfully
combined scholarship and storytelling to bring the whole world of ancient
Sparta brilliantly to life. George Guidall’s dramatic delivery enhances the
richness and feeling of this inspired re-creation. Download and start listening now!