Episode 4: 300

Episode 4: 300. This week we examine Zack Snyder’s 300, starring Gerard Butler as King Leonidas, defying the Persian Empire at the head of a small Spartan and Greek force at Thermopylae

Episode 4: 300

Links:

Hilarious Helmet Histories take on 300 (with similar conclusions to our own):

 

Christian Cameron, author of the Long War series of books can be researched at his website here:

http://www.hippeis.com/

Also worth reading is Stephen Pressfield’s historical novel, Gates of Fire. Narrated by a fictional scribe to a Spartan soldier, this is also very well researched and brilliantly written:

http://www.stevenpressfield.com/gates-of-fire/

And if you’re looking for more podcasts on this period, we cannot recommend highly enough Ryan Stitt’s podcast series on the history of Ancient Greece. Like us, Ryan is not a professional historian although his degree, like our own Andrew’s, is in Ancient History and Classical languages. Give it a try:

http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/

 

Author: History by Hollywood

A podcast series examining the real events and people behind fact-based movies

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