Gates of Fire Character Descriptions

Steven Pressfield
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Character Descriptions

Xeones - This character dies on the final day of the battle, but the god Apollo decides to let him live to tell of what happened at Thermopylae.

Dienekes - This character is a Spartan platoon leader and veteran who is only eligible to be in the three hundred after his wife takes the son of another for her own.

Leonidas - This character chooses the three hundred Spartans who fight at Thermopylae.

Alexandros - While not normally a great warrior, this character does almost kill the Persian king with an eight-foot spear.

Rooster - This half-Spartan character serves as a helot, but is later offered full citizenship for valor in battle.

Polynikes - This character, being both brutal in battle and totally loyal to his comrades, is the embodiment of the true Spartan warrior.

Suicide - This character uses shortened javelins, which he calls darning needles...

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