Today we discussed The Histories by Herodotus. We focused on his story of the Spartan soldiers in the Greco-Persian wars. How was King Leonidis characterized? How was Xerxes characterized? What influence did Herodotus’ Greek background play in the way that he told the story? Would looked at Frank Miller’s adaptation in the graphic novel 300. We also looked at a few scenes from Zach Snyder’s film based on Miller’s novel.
For homework, Please read the article I emailed you. Click here for a copy. Clearly the movie contains a lot of inaccuracies. Which of these is your favorite? Why do you think Frank Miller chose to make this change in his story? What effect does the change have? Please email me your response in the body of an email using *p6