What famous battle's name means
"gates of heat" in Greek?
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Thermopylae (from the Greek thermos, hot)
was the name of a pass from Thessaly to Locris. In ancient times, it was the
only passage for an army going from northern to southern Greece. In 480 B.C.
300 Spartans defended it to the last man against an invading Persian army.
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