From Here to Thermopylae
And I'm betting that if Fred were alive today (he died in 1997), he'd be utterly baffled by the extravagances of "300," the largely computer-generated, comic-book-driven re-creation of the Battle ... "Thermopylae," as opposed to "300," we learn that Sparta ...
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 ... Sparta met an invading army of hundreds of thousands of soldiers — perhaps 800,000, according to accounts from the time ...
The Battle of Thermopylae
While these may be exaggerations, it is clear the Greeks were enormously outnumbered A confederate alliance of Greek city-states was quickly formed, headed by the militaristic Sparta ... of Thermopylae, the "Hot Gates," was chosen as the site of battle.
Molon Labe: Anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC)
Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC), one of the most famous battles in history . King Leonidas of Sparta said the phrase Molon Labe (means “Come and ... massive Persian army could pass. After the second day of battle, a local ...
History of Ancient Sparta
Sparta reached the height of its power in 404 B.C. after ... Thermopylae. Located beside the coast, Thermopylae contained a narrow passage, which the Greeks blocked and used to halt Xerxes' advance. Ancient sources indicate that Leonidas started the battle ...