Lord Nev wrote:Uuuuummmmm....they fight. They are betrayed. They lose but kick the spit out of the Persians. And bought time for all the other Greeks to assemble their armies and stop Xerxes in his tracks. What can people possibly do to mess up that simple happening?
The Blue Knight wrote:Just off shore from the battle at Thermopylae, Themistocles was holding the Persian navy at bay, and even inflicting losses. The Battle of the Artemnesium Straight is the forgotten chapter of the war. Themistocles usually gets short shift in these epics. Is he in this movie?
Nev, you make a great point, what could go wrong wink, wink, wink? Frank Miller isn't alone in over-dramatising the battle. Are the Spartans alone making the last stand in the movie? They were originally a small unit in a 7,000 strong hoplite army. After Leonidas sends the bulk of the army back, 700 hoplites from the city-state of Thespyae stayed with them. So it was really 1000.
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