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Leonidas at Thermopylae

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  • Title: Leonidas at Thermopylae
    Artist: Jacques-Louis David
    DescriptionThe painting depicts takes place in a time of war, seemingly in Ancient Greece from the Greek temple and temperate mountains in the background. The setting is the mountain pass in which the Battle of Thermopylae was about to be fought, in 480 BCE. Thermopylae was chosen as an ideal location for waging a defensive action in view of its narrow passage through the mountainous geography. This helped the Greeks make a better stand against the numerically vastly superior Persians, who were invading Greece. King Leonidas, the Spartan leader, “delayed the invasion of Darius I and the Persians…by sacrificing himself and his men to give the Greeks the time they needed to organize an ultimately victorious resistance” in the long run.

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    All art prints have a small white border around the print to ensure that none of the art work is cut off during the printing process.

    • Sizes: 12" x 18" and 24" x 36" (inches)
    • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
    • Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
    • Giclée printing quality
    • Opacity: 94%
    • ISO brightness: 104%

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