Despite the awesomeness that is the film and the sequel - the epic battles, the amazing directing, the incredible cinematography by Zack Snyder, and all the impressive special effects- our mission in this site is very specific, and thus, this article focuses on the historical inaccuracies of this movie. According to historical records, 28 senate members should have been over 60 years of age and boasting a rich history of contributions and relationships among the most elite circles of the Greek city-state. Two of the aforementioned members were the two kings of Sparta, the only members who could be younger than This happens to be another major historical inaccuracy of the film, since Sparta has always been known as the only Greek city-state at the time with two kings; one went to war and led the army and the other stayed in Sparta to command the state.
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Reason vs. Nudity and near-nudity: is it meant to sexualize or homosexualize the Spartan men? What about female nudity and sex scenes? The aesthetics of the film: what is portrayed as beautiful? What is ugly or grotesque? Was Leonidas a good king?
Ephialtes and the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC)
In a legal sense, traitors can be broadly defined as citizens who help a foreign government war against or injure their parent nation. The description that can be extended beyond the nation when nationhood does not obtain, to include acts against a community or group to which one belongs, and belonging, is afforded a standing that enables him or her to betray said group or community to its opponents. Treason can sometimes be noble, depending on the cause and who it is being perpetrated against — think courageous Germans in WWII working from within to bring down the monstrous Nazi regime, or those risking their lives behind the Iron Curtain to free their countries and people from the Soviet yoke.
The battle of Thermopylae in BC is seen by some historians as a pivotal moment in the relationship between east and west. For three days Greek forces, under the command of King Leonidas of Sparta and his warriors, held back the entire Persian army, under the Achaemenid emperor Xerxes. The film is based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller. A Persian ambassador rocks up in Sparta, demanding submission. Mind you, with their anachronistically waxed chests and tight leather Speedos, the film's Spartans look like they might be up for a bit of that.