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Thermopylae
Thermopylae  
Is the 300 movie a good discription/ visual display of thermopylae?

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Personally, I was very disappointed in the movie.  The main character names are the same and it is very loosely based on known events.  However, the movie takes great artistic license making many men appear like monsters or almost supernatural.  I would not give the movie much credence in trying to understand the actual battle.

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My specialties are 17th through 19th Century history, especially in the Americas and Europe. I also have a fair knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman History, and some knowledge of Medieval European history. My expertise is focuses on Military and political history, but I`ll take a crack at anything.

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I have been a guest lecturer at George Washington University. Mostly, I have just read hundreds of books about world history.

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http://unlearnedhistory.blogspot.com/

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J.D. Univ. of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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Truman Scholar

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