History Fridge / ThreeHundred

26th Jan '17 8:57:24 PM MormonPazazu
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** First of all historically armies tended to get their food source from foraging the land and pillaging human settlements. Even for well-organized sophisticated military forces such as the Romans and the Qin Chinese, an actual logistics was the exception, not the norm, and even when a logistics system was in place food tended to be down the list of delivered goods. Pre-Napoleonic logistics focused mainly on getting equipment and weapons to a place. Considering the Spartans were already shown as training to be hunters, finding food at Thermopylae shouldn't be a problem. They just didn't show such boring bits onscreen. Secondly The Spartans were not the only soldiers in the battle. Other Greek city states (some who are either too pampered to give up luxuries even in war or were more sophisticated than the Spartans outside of war) such as the Athenians where in the battle. So its safe to assume the other Greeks were supplying Spartans with supplies. Also they fought for 3 days, not a week, and this Spartan unit was not a regular Spartan unit, it was the King's ELITE BODYGUARDS (which in real life would have been some of the most battle-hardened veterans and been trained far beyond the regular Spartans in thing such as assassination attempts on generals, etc). Undoubtedly they already fought in campaigns where food shortages happened and they would have been the equivalent of special forces in battle (who can fight non-stop for entire days, even weeks, without sleep and food assuming they are resupplied with ammo and water and they have backup support or some other ridiculous advantage such as terrain, etc).
7th Oct '16 12:32:33 PM MrDeath
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* Spartans practiced infanticide but Ephialtes, a hunchback, survive childhood.
7th Oct '16 12:22:08 PM BeastC
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** The almost complete lack of fantastical elements in ''Rise of an Empire'', which takes place [[{{Prequel}} before]], [[SimultaneousArcs during]], and [[{{Sequel}} after]] the events of this film, gives more evidence to this.
3rd Sep '16 12:25:25 AM EvilKid
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* Spartans practiced infanticide but Ephialtes, a hunchback, survive childhood.
3rd Sep '16 12:17:40 AM EvilKid
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* Combined with EasyLogistics: Each of 300 Spartans only bring cape, loincloth, spear, shield and some helm in them. There's no mention of incoming and delivering foods, tents or blankets to them. Yet, they fight for more than a week with high spirits. The only possible explanation is Dillios omitted them from his propaganda work for Home Team. Then who send the food if it's actually delivered? Because, you know, the Spartan Senators back home dion't agree with war thing.
22nd Jun '16 7:43:02 AM GrecoRomanGuy
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** He's ''also'' completely and utterly disowning Ephialtes as a Spartan. The hunchback only wished to be proven worthy as a Spartan, and his ''king'' has essentially denied him this. Forever.
10th May '16 11:36:29 PM Ouilla
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** Another point to Dilios making up stuff. The absurdity of the "creatures" in the film itself can all be attributed to Dilios' storytelling, making 10 foot Rhinos, Giants, God-Kings, Immortals etc. He is using hyperbole to rouse his men to a glorious fight with tales of the 300.
20th Nov '15 2:50:48 PM Deathhacker
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* One small omitted detail was that the Thespians and Thebans remained at the battle, while Dilios depicted the rest of them running in the tale. While this sounds like a dick move on Dilios's part, it actually makes sense since he wasn't at the battle and still haven't seen the corpses on the battlefield, so he was going on assumption. Furthermore, since the Spartans themselves thought it was brave of the Thespians and Thebans remaining to fight, it explains why Dilios didn't even consider the possibility of the non-Spartan forces remaining.
12th Nov '15 8:43:57 AM lorgskyegon
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** He's also telling Ephialtes that his name will go down in history as a traitor, much the same as Benedict Arnold in the United States or [[TheQuisling Vidkun Quisling]] in Europe.
12th Sep '15 8:30:36 AM MechWarrior
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* Another case of FridgeBrilliance: The movie and the comic aren't regarded as very accurate in terms of historical events but rather a take on actual events put into a medium that makes for a fantastic story. At the end of the film the events are being told to Greek troops to hype them up for the approaching battle. The entire premise of the movie and the comic it was based on amounts to wartime propaganda to raise the moral of the home team!

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* Another case of FridgeBrilliance: The movie and the comic aren't regarded as very accurate in terms of historical events but rather a take on actual events put into a medium that makes for a fantastic story. At the end of the film the events are being told to Greek troops to hype them up for the approaching battle. The entire premise of the movie and the comic it was based on amounts to wartime propaganda to raise the moral morale of the home team!
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