Essays Tagged: "Battle of Thermopylae"

The Spartan Warriors.

city-state and made the citizens dependent upon the local economy.The warrior culture of Sparta was battle tested time and time again and proved to be the strongest battle ready nation within the Grec ... the city-states in the region accepted the Persian offer, but Athens and Sparta refused. The first battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. was won by the Athens, the sister city-state and second superpower of ...

(7 pages) 152 0 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Sparta And Athens.

y years, Spartan armies provided much of the defense of the Greek lands. The Spartan heroism at the Battle of Thermopylae, during the Persian Wars, inspired all of Greece to fight back with all their ... with all their might against the invading Persians. Athenian and Spartan fought side by side in the Battle of Plataea, which ended Persian invasions of Greece.One way that Athens and Sparta really dif ...

(2 pages) 27 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

"Kithairon's Shadow" by Jon Edward Martin. Spartan Values.

f most men; they were trained to think this way. These values helped him greatly when he was on the battlefield. If he had different beliefs the outcome of the war could have been changed. War and per ...

(2 pages) 1065 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Failed or succeeded?

your “excellent” ancestry. It depends on the way you are and actions you take. During the battle of Thermopylae King Leonidas knew the fact that he is going to die. He knew that it was impos ... s last breath. He fought for the victory of his state even though there was no chance of wining the battle. Looking for challenges pulled Leonidas to the top of success. Although he was a king, he did ...

(3 pages) 38 1 3.7 May/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Gates Of Fire

Defiance Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire retells the thrilling true story of the battle of Thermopylae. The tale is told from the perspective of a Greek helot, who shares his entire ...

(2 pages) 21 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

300 - Film Review

vie is a two hour, R-rated version of that trailer. 300 is adapted from the graphic novel ‘the battle of Thermopylae’ by Frank Miller. Telling the story of the 300 Spartan warriors led by th ... ed by Lena Headey and a Theron, a traitor played by Dominic West, but really the movie is about the battle, which is a technically accomplished series of graphical battle scenes like I have never seen ...

(3 pages) 42 0 3.5 Jul/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"300" Compare/Contrast Essay

ignificant events in the film of 300. First, I will discuss the events leading up to the historical battle at Thermopylae. Then, I will compare the movie version battles at Thermopylae with historical ... reviewing again from Blockbuster until July 31, 2007), the most significant event before the great battle was the visit of the Persian diplomats to King Leonidas offering him and his family great wea ...

(3 pages) 54 1 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield.

isions. In Pressfield’s novel Leonidas was the military king of Sparta during the times of the battle of Thermopylae.The polis of Sparta had a system, and overall it worked effectively. The men p ... t of growing up in Sparta. They would also have to fight other boys about their age in fist of fist battles as Xeones and Alexandros have to do. The Spartan boys were expected to fight until they coul ...

(8 pages) 24 0 4.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Accuracy of the Film 300

to mind. It is no wonder that Hollywood took that image, and made it into a movie. Beyond the epic battles sequences, and the memorable war cries of Leonidas, the movie does attempt to stay fairly tr ... das, the movie does attempt to stay fairly true to Spartan life. Before the film sets into the main battle portion of the movie, it really takes its time to introduce the viewer into the different asp ...

(5 pages) 56 1 3.8 Dec/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Oac Eng Polished Writting

whose troops were by far the best trained and equipped in all the land. The soldiers were all tough battle hardened men, toned into lean powerful athletes like well oiled machines. Their hammered bron ... nly care free children do. He would also join in and play their game of tag, hide and seek and mock battles between good and evil. " My word, Daniel, you seem to sprout several inches every time I see ...

(9 pages) 459 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Synthesis of 3 Major Wars

ry: ancient/medieval, colonial, and modern eras, and to cover the following points: reasons for the battle, opposing leaders, weapons/tactics, what happened/results of the battle, and to compare and c ... , weapons/tactics, what happened/results of the battle, and to compare and contrast the 3 different battles. The battles I chose to investigate are: The battle of Thermopylae from the ancient/medieval ...

(8 pages) 44 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

300's Inaccuracies

The movie '300' was a great movie about the battle of Thermopylae. The battle of Thermopylae was a battle between the Persians, Spartans, and th ... ta in the Classical Age, King Leonidas was in his fifties or maybe even sixties when he died at the battle. However, I agree with Frank Miller's (writer and illustrator of the comic 300) and Hollywood ... gs.The thing that really bothered me was how Zack Snyder didn't portray the other combatants of the battle of Thermopylae. In '300' only the 300 Spartans and 1000 Arcadians participated in the battle, ...

(2 pages) 42 4 5.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Film Critique on The 300 Spartans

The 300 Spartans is a 1962 Cinemascope film depicting the Battle of Thermopylae between the Greek Spartans, and the Persian invading army led by King Xerxes w ... o and a half million men. The films central thesis and moral is that although the Spartans lost the battle, they won the war because they were free men fighting against a tyrant and displayed such val ... help of Sparta, by convincing the Spartan king, Leonidas, that if he were to lead his warriors into battle, the rest of Greece would follow. Leonidas and Themistocles quickly devise a plan to thwart t ...

(7 pages) 13 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Kings of Sparta

as Leonidas. Leonidas demonstrated the characteristics which were much expected of the kings in the Battle of Thermopylae. With great strategic abilities he was able to take on tens of thousands of Pe ... as Leonidas. Leonidas demonstrated the characteristics which were much expected of the kings in the Battle of Thermopylae. With great strategic abilities he was able to take on tens of thousands of Pe ...

(8 pages) 2 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers