Gates of Fire Topics for Discussion

Steven Pressfield
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Describe the style of warfare that the Spartans practice.

How do Spartans train for psychological warfare?

Why might the opposite of fear be love?

In ancient warfare, what is the importance of a navy?

What motivates Xeones to join the Spartans?

Create a timeline of the buildup to the Battle of Thermopylae and the battle itself.

How do the Hellenic forces defeat the Persians and drive them out of Greece?

Of what importance is the Battle of Thermopylae?

Compare and contrast Xerxes and Leonidas.

Why does Rooster spare the scribe's life?

How has your perception of the Spartans changed from reading this book?

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