"Great Battles" Evening Lecture - Thermopylae: The Battle for Europe?

Date/Time

May 1, 2013
06:00 PM

Description

Dr. Jeremy McInerny, professor of classical studies, examines the tactics and strategy of the Battle of Thermopylae (in present-day Greece) in 480 BCE. Why was the battle fought at this location and was it, as it is often portrayed, a turning point in the confrontation of East and West? This lecture puts the Battle of Thermopylae into the context of the Persian Wars and examines the battle's significance for the Greeks as well as for Europeans in later periods, in art and poetry. To register, visit www.penn.museum/greatbattles.

Cost

5/advance registration, $10/door based on availability

Location

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3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Phone

(215) 898-2680

Contact email

info@pennmuseum.org

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