By Theo Papas
Kingdom. Freedom. Democracy.
How a lot may you sacrifice to guard them?
480 B. C.
Proud Xerxes, Emperor of Persia and King of Kings, invades Greece with 1000000 infantrymen. He instructions millions of ships and is supported by way of dozens of allies, between them the fascinating Queen Artemisia.
Against him stand a number of Greek warring parties and made up our minds males - Leonidas and his 300 Spartans on dry land, the personification of bravery and patriotism; and Themistocles and the fleet of Athens at the sea, the incarnation of ingenuity and technique.
Can they cease him?
WAR. HEROISM. SELF SACRIFICE. VICTORY.
An epic booklet in regards to the first nice struggle in historical past, a struggle that made up our minds the destiny of humanity, western civilization and democracy.
A tricky yet deeply human novel approximately honor, dignity and tragic love overwhelmed among the blade of a sword and the blood of conflict.
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Extra resources for 300: The Empire
There is no certain answer to this question. The answer lies buried in the intricacies of Athenian politics, which, with all our scholarship and empathy, we can never quite grasp. But perhaps a clue appears in the opening of the first Philippic: a preface that throws an interesting light on the circle of established Athenian politicians (politeuÒmenoi) into which the aspiring young politician without (as far as we can see) important political connections had to make his way. He would normally (he says) have listened to his elders and remained silent; only if he found something to correct in what they had said would he have expressed his own opinion.
Androtion now got the People to dismiss him and to appoint a commission, with Androtion and his friend Timocrates on it, with special powers of search, to collect the arrears. 31 During that year the treasurer in charge of shipbuilding absconded with 2 talents (Dem. ) and the Boule therefore could not build the minimum number of triremes it was by law supposed to. ) Even though the building of the minimum number of triremes was a precondition for the award of honours (especially a crown) to a Boule, Androtion proposed, and the People voted, the crown for the Boule on which he had served.
BADIAN which Demosthenes attacked, of course benefited Androtion; and Timocrates’ son moved a friendly amendment to the decree passed by Androtion on honours for the Bosporan dynasts. Timocrates himself had played a prominent part in the manoeuvres aimed at depriving Demosthenes of what was adjudged to him in his cases against his guardians; at the time, Demosthenes also alleged that he had joined Onetor in suborning false witnesses against him. 42 It is also easy to show what we have already remarked: that Demosthenes did not take the cases in order to enunciate some moral or political principle.
300: The Empire by Theo Papas