Monday, October 10, 2011

Last note on 300

As one of those historical purists, I can't hold back from noting the fact that the final scene of the battle of Platea which occurred one year later and drove the Persians out of Greece was an absolute train wreck. The whole army breaks ranks and charges as a group of individuals. It completely lost the whole idea of a hoplite phalanxe - the solid wall of bronze, iron and men movng as one to smash and grind down the lighter-armored and less disciplined Persians

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