On the Ahistoricity of the New 300 movie

I’m sure that everyone whose watched the movie knows that The 300 – Rise of an Empire is barely historical.  But, here’s an excellent article which points out five major flaws of the film, including the needless and disturbing sex scene in the movie.  The only problem I have with the article is the confusing reference to Themistocles’ “slave-wife.”  Now, women were second class citizens in the Classical world, but neither their husbands nor their fathers thought of them as slaves.   And both Themistocles first and then second wife seem to have come from upper class Athenian families.

Five Things 300 Rise of an Empire Gets Wrong

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