Western Civilization



300 Movie Response

Introduction

In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history.


Assignment

If you would like to watch the film 300 (2006) for extra credit, answer the following questions in a typed document and email your response to bcchseurosquad@gmail.com.  

DISCLAIMER - This film is optional.  It is a violent, bloody, action-packed film that also contains a few adult scenes.  If your parents would not want you watching, DON'T.


    1. In what ways does this film present the history of the Battle of Thermopylae accurately?


     2. How is this film historically inaccurate?


     3. What did this film teach you about the Greco-Persian Wars and Ancient Greek culture/society?


After you have prepared your responses, email your assignment to bcchseurosquad@gmail.com