The truth behind 300!
September 15, 2008 1:48am CST
300 is based on a true story. The spartans were the elite force of the land in there time. They were threatened by the Persian army and the battle of "thermopalee"(not sure of spelling) the hot gates did occur, first with 300 soldiers and later with many more. The spartans turned out victorious and were later defeated by there seclusion of the outside world. I believe anyone who is interested in 300 research the original olympic games, as i believe that had a huge part in it. Obviously they were brave and strong warriors, but i highly doubt they looked like those of the movie.
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17 Sep 08
The spartans were just smart in battle, there entire lives revolved around war, which allowed them time to fight and build strength. The persians weren't necessarily evil, but wanted to be a dictatorship, but the spartans were the only ones who would stand up to such evil that others thought could not be stopped. The spartans were just willing to die trying and is what some did.
15 Sep 08
I knew about the history of Spartans even before the movie was launched, just to entertain the audience much more, they have included special effects and manipulated a the story just to make it more interesting for the audience. It is not completely true what the have shown