Frank Miller’s 300: A Historical Perspective
Frank Miller’s 300 retells the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC) when Persia invaded Greece and 300 Spartans fought valiantly to defend their homeland. As it is a retelling of the battle, almost 2500 years later, it does take some liberties in its presentation and storytelling. This presentation reviews 300, in light of the actual history that has been recorded by both Herodotus and present day historians. The presentation will review the actual battle, the participants, and its outcome and then compare that history with Miller’s presentation, emphasizing both the similarities and the differences.