|The Persians greatly out-numbered the Greeks, who only sent 300 men to guard the
50-foot pass of Thermopylae; the rest were to guard Athens. Before the Greeks fought, they
oiled their hair. This meant that they were prepared to fight to their deaths. They wanted
to die looking their best. The Greeks would have won this battle, but a traitor led the
Persians through another mountain route, letting the Persians sneak up from behind,
attack, and win, but it was not an easy battle.
This is the type of helmet soldiers usually wore into battle.