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'End Of Sparta' Mixes History With Invention

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Hollywood popularized some of the most important battles of ancient Greece in recent years.

Brad Pitt lead the Spartans against the Greeks in the battle of Troy. And Gerard Butler brought the battle of Thermopylae to the big screen in 300.

We know much less about the Battle of Leuktra, which is perhaps one of the most stunning military victories of all time.

NPR's Neal Conan talks with military historian Victor Davis Hanson about his first foray into fiction, The End of Sparta.

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