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I read it, at least, a couple of times a year. Steven Pressfield is a great writer, but with Gates of Fire, he reaches a pitch of sublimity that rivals the gods. OK, enough with the hero worship. Seriously, this book is amazing. As a former Marine, and a bit of a classics buff, Gates of Fire /5(K). Gates of Fire puts you at the side of valiant Spartan warriors in BC for the bloody, climactic battle at Thermopylae. There, a few hundred of Sparta’s finest sacrificed their lives to hold back the invading Persian millions. The time they bought enabled the Greeks to rally - saving, according to ancient historian Herodotus, “Western democracy and freedom from perishing in the cradle.”/5(K). Gates of Fire is a superb book. It is historical fiction at it's very best. I believe this is the best of Pressfield's works, so it is nice to finally see this book in audio. The reading is terrific. In fact, I have only one minor quibble, in that the voice adopted for Polynikes sounds like a . Instant downloads of all LitChart PDFs (including Gates of Fire). LitCharts Teacher Editions. Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does. Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. The original text plus a side-by-side modern.
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae - Kindle edition by Pressfield, Steven. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of by: 7. Gates of Fire was my second book. I had no idea what I would do after The Legend of Bagger day I was reading Herodotus‘ The Histories (for probably the twentieth time) when I came to this passage about the Spartans and the battle of Thermopylae. Like most of Pressfield's work, 'Gates of Fire' deals with the common soldier, the grunt, the squire. His narrative is informed by a people's history of Greek history. For me, the most surprising aspect of 'Gates of Fire' was the nuance Pressfield's gave to Spartan women. If I sound too enraptured, too possesssed, I . Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire audio book tells the story of Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 14 cassettes. This audio book is also available in two volumes, Part 1 and Part 2, each containing 7 cassettes. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the long-awaited, heavily hyped fourth instalment of a phenomenally successful series that has captured the /5(K).
A captive Greek, named Xeones, dictates his story to a scribe who works for the Persian King, Xerxes. The scribe forewarns Xerxes that the story contains much foul language, but the King wants to read exactly what Xeones has to say. Xeones sustains life-threatening battle wounds, and he had been. SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This page guide for “Gates of Fire” by Steven Pressfield includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 38 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Check out this great listen on Gates of Fire puts you at the side of valiant Spartan warriors in BC for the bloody, climactic battle at Thermopylae. There, a few hundred of Sparta’s finest sacrificed their lives to hold back the invading Persian millions. The time they bough. The “master storyteller” (Publishers Weekly) and bestselling author of Gates of Fire, The Afghan Campaign, and Killing Rommel returns with a stunning, chillingly plausible near-future thriller about the rise of a privately financed and global military industrial year is The third Iran-Iraq war is over; the 11/11 dirty bomb attack on the port of Long B/5.