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Zack Snyder, Frank Miller and Herodotus : three takes on the 300 Spartans

dc.contributor.authorMurray, G. N.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-12T12:11:36Z
dc.date.available2012-07-12T12:11:36Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationMurray, G. N. 2007. Zack Snyder, Frank Miller and Herodotus : three takes on the 300 Spartans. Akroterion, 52:11-35, doi:10.7445/52-0-50en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2078-2883 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0303-1896 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7445/52-0-50
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/21683
dc.descriptionCITATION: Murray, G. N. 2007. Zack Snyder, Frank Miller and Herodotus : three takes on the 300 Spartans. Akroterion, 52:11-35, doi:10.7445/52-0-50.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://akroterion.journals.ac.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe heroic defence of the Greeks at the battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, in particularly the 300 Spartans who stood to the last man against the much larger Persian force, prompted comic book writer and illustrator Frank Miller to retell this story from a purely Spartan perspective. This version was retold once again when director Zack Snyder created a filmed version of the graphic novel named 300. Despite the film’s achievements at the box office, it was attacked for being, amongst others, historically incorrect and ideologically biased. In the graphic novel Frank Miller tells the tale of the battle at Thermopylae through the eyes of a Spartan warrior who bore the responsibility of spreading their tale so that the Spartans’ sacrifice might compel other Greek city-states to stand together against the Persians. Therefore the graphic novel and especially the film are drenched with Spartan superiority and Persian inferiority. Despite the inaccuracies and ideological bias, there are a few moments in the graphic novel and film that are notably historically correct.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://akroterion.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/50
dc.format.extent25 pages : illustrationsen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studiesen_ZA
dc.subjectBattle of Thermopylae, 480 B.C.en_ZA
dc.subjectGreece -- History -- Persian Wars -- 500-449 B.C.en_ZA
dc.subjectBattle of Thermopylae, 480 B.C. -- Comic books, strips, etc.en_ZA
dc.subjectBattle of Thermopylae, 480 B.C. -- Film adaptationen_ZA
dc.titleZack Snyder, Frank Miller and Herodotus : three takes on the 300 Spartansen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAuthor retains copyrighten_ZA


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