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What was the true story of the 300 spartans and the persians?

Asked By: GRAHAM B - 7/16/2008
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The true story is the following... More
Answered By: sl - 7/16/2008
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Just about everything in the film is true- except for the special effects they did not die out of senseless obstinacy- the remaining Greeks (those who had to retreat because of the encirclement) were foot soldiers- someone had to block the Persian cavalry from giving chase. And they did- for 3 days. MOLON LABE!
Answered By: cp_scipiom - 7/16/2008
 
It was the same, except there were no in-mortals and weird goat head creatures.
Answered By: Helen P - 7/16/2008
 
this is the best decription of the battle i can find http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thermopylae it is fairly accurate as far as I can tell
Answered By: witchip00 - 7/16/2008
 
Yes, the battle of Thermopylae took place. But the numbers of soldiers that actually fought there is unknown. To think that 300 spartans fended off a million soldiers is a little far fetched. It wasn't only 300 either. They had help from other Greek city-states. They fought the Persian army at a location known as the... More
Answered By: Uchiha Madara EMS - 7/16/2008
 
I dont know but that was a really good movie.
Answered By: Kayjay - 7/16/2008
 
You can check out the history chanel.com and see the historical facts ... not the movie... Most of the stuff in the movie was factional, but not the crazy monsters .... Hope you can open the link.. it not go to history.com and search for "300... More
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Answered By: jakasaki - 7/16/2008
 
Well, the true story includes more than just 300 Spartans, since numerous other Greek allies were present with the Spartan contingent. The total number of Greek forces, with a certain amount of disagreement on the particulars, is generally accepted to be roughly between 2500-6000. This included, but was not limited to... More
Answered By: lovethecuter - 7/16/2008
 
It is a bit more complex than usually stated. The 300 were allowed to go to thermoplye by the council after being asked by the Greek aliance. After all, why not put the finest warriers in charge and Leonidas was considered a fine commander. The Soartains traveded to the hot gates with 900 helots (3 per warrior) and... More
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Answered By: Pythia - 7/17/2008
 
This is film is completely racist,, They made Persians like monsters, which is untrue. Im persian myself, and i think this movie gives false alarms on persian, and telling that they are monsters,, or from hell... More
Answered By: OMG. - 7/17/2008
 
A small force led by King Leonidas I of Sparta blocked the only road through which the massive army of Xerxes I of Persia could pass. After three days of battle, a local resident named Ephialtes is believed to have betrayed the Greeks by revealing a mountain path that led behind the Greek lines. Dismissing the rest of... More
Answered By: Koshu - 7/18/2008
 
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