The clash of the ancient Greeks and the Persian Empire, as portrayed in the new movie "300," is a good example. The classic struggle of free men fighting against ... enabling the Spartans to dedicate their lives to fitness and the art of war.
This is Sparta? The history behind the movie '300'
That here, by Spartan law, we lie, read the ancient elegy on stone at Thermopylae, the ancient battle site where the Greeks, 300 Spartans and their allies, held off masses of invading Persians ... do that, I think, and least of all now! In his 2005 book, A ...
Talking Points: Why '300' is not Iraq.
The 300 Spartans marched into battle as the first (and at the time) only line of defense against ... did not fall to the Persians an empire that was known for slavery and well on its way to conquering the entire world. In contrast we're at war with a ...
Movie.ology: 300, and then we dance "the Persian"
I would write a few lines after I have watched the new 300 movie ... answers. Persians are the low-hanging poisonous fruit in the Hellenic history, but when the Athenians and the Spartans and their best friends are gutting each other, who do you root ...
The Battle of Thermopylae
Fearing an uprising of their huge slave population, and fearful of going to war before the conclusion of the Carneia festival, the deeply superstitious Spartans contributed only a small force of 300 hoplites ... through Thermopylae, which the Persians ...