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date: 11 August 2020

Thermopylae (‘Hot Gates’, from its hot sulphur springs) 

The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Andrew Robert BurnAndrew Robert Burn, Antony J. S. SpawforthAntony J. S. Spawforth

or just the ‘Gates’ (Πύλαι), strategic pass between Mt. Callidromus and the Euripus channel carrying what is usually considered to have been the main land-route in antiquity from north to central and southern Greece (since when the coast-line has receded); also site of the sanctuary of ... ...

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