Monday, April 09, 2007

He Beat Me To It!

In an earlier post, I criticized the film 300 for glorifying the Militarist State of Sparta. Turns out Ephraim Lytle beat me to it. Lytle is an assistant professor of Hellenistic history at the University of Toronto and saw the film before me, so it really isn’t a surprise.

Lytle mentioned some other fun facts about Sparta which I didn’t know, such as their kings being exempt from the “right of passage” shown in the film or that it wasn’t giant wolves but Helot slaves who were killed in this passage.

Not only did Lytle beat me to it, but he also said it better than me.

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