The “300” starter kit

To whet people’s appetites for the upcoming film extravaganza that is “300”, I’ve prepared a bit of a starter kit for thermopylae neophytes to get a bit of a background on the great battle before watching the actual movie.

For a better historical perspective on the actual battle of thermopylae, click here, here, and here.

For a more in depth look at not only the battle, but the traditions and cultures of the Spartans and Greeks in general, you might also want to purchase “Spartan” by Valerio Massimo Manfredi and “Gates of Fire” by Steven Pressfield.

I know I bitched about 300 a few months ago, but the truth is that I’ll still go to watch it for the pure visual spectacle that I’m sure it’ll be. Still it’s always nice to get some more background info, if only so you don’t start quoting movie scenes as actual history.

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3 Comments to “The “300” starter kit”

  1. Great kit. It’s no mean feat, so gracias. 🙂

  2. Hmm…my original reply disappeared. Oh well. Great work on the kit. 🙂

  3. eh? i see em both dude. 😀

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