• Director: Zack Snyder
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Production Country: United States
  • Language: English

300

Description

King Leonidas and his 300 Spartan warriors sacrifice themselves in battle against thousands of Persians at Thermopylae in 480 BCE; however, their efforts prove worthwhile, ensuring the escape of the majority of the Greek army and Greece's eventual success against the Persian Invasion.

Themes

Ancient Greece, Sparta, The Greco-Persian Wars "Persian Wars" (499 – 449 BCE), Peloponnesian War (431 – 404 BCE), Persian Empire (c. 550 – 330 BCE), Battle of Thermopylae (480 BCE), Leotychidas (c. 545 – 469 BCE), Xerxes I of Persia (519 – 465 BCE), Themistocles (c. 524 – 459 BCE), Classical history, Ancient Warfare, Military Sociology, Legends and mythologies, Western Civilization, Oligarchy, Aristocracy, Democracy, Martyrs, Graphic novels