300 - Then We Will Fight In The Shade
Posted on: February 16, 2007
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A Spartan soldier flies through the air, lops off the arm of a Persian slavemaster, and delivers his bon mot.
At the pass of Thermopylae in 480 B.C., 300 Spartan soldiers under King Leonidas held off the huge Persian army under Xerxes for a couple of days -- just long enough for the rest of the Greek city states to assemble an army to match the Persians. The Spartans died to a man, but their resistance kept the Greek Peninsula from being overwhelmed by the invaders. Frank Miller based his graphic novel on this famous last stand. Now, here's the movie.