Spartans demonstrate their prowess

Steady and deliberate

Waves of attackers are impaled by Spartan spears

Often fighting against Athens, Sparts formed the backbone of the Greek resistance to Persian Invasions

At Thermopylae, 300 Spartan Hoplites demonstrated how tough a few disciplined warriors could be. The Persians ultimately overwhelmed them by finding a secret path which led to the unprotected flank and rear of the Greeks. They fought to the last man

Wall of Spears at Thermopoly

Overwhelming numbers meet the Shield Wall