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... Similarities between the battle fought at Thermopylae and the Persian Gates have been recognized by ancient and modern authors ... The Persian Gates played the role "of a Persian Thermopylae and like Thermopylae it fell." The Battle of the Persian Gates served as a kind of ... Here, on Alexander's campaign to extract revenge for the Persian invasion of Greece, he faced the same situation from the Persians ...
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“Theres freedom at thy gates and rest
For Earths downtrodden and oppressed,”
—William Cullen Bryant (17941878)
“Come, give thy soul a loose, and taste the pleasures of the poor.
Sometimes tis grateful for the rich to try
A short vicissitude, and fit of poverty:
A savory dish, a homely treat,
Where all is plain, where all is neat,
Without the stately spacious room,
The Persian carpet, or the Tyrian loom,
Clear up the cloudy foreheads of the great.”
—Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (658)