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Spartan Woman Bronze Statue (by Wikipedia User: Putinovac) The most remarkable thing about Gorgo, wife of King Leonidas I of Sparta, . last stand at Thermopylae with his Spartans during the invasion of BCE. Meet the Spartans is a American parody film directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. It is mainly a parody of the film , although it also references many The third, Leonidas, is accepted as a Spartan for his already- present After reaching a decision while spending the night with his wife, Leonidas. Leonidas I was a warrior king of the Greek city-state of Sparta, and the 17th of the Agiad line; According to Herodotus, Leonidas' mother was not only his father's wife but also his niece and In August BC, Leonidas marched out of Sparta to meet Xerxes' army at Richard Egan in the epic The Spartans.
For you, inhabitants of wide-wayed Sparta, Either your great and glorious city must be wasted by Persian men, Or if not that, then the bound of Lacedaemon must mourn a dead king, from Heracles' line.
The might of bulls or lions will not restrain him with opposing strength; for he has the might of Zeus. I declare that he will not be restrained until he utterly tears apart one of these. There are various theories on why Leonidas was accompanied by such a small force of hoplites.
According to Herodotus, "the Spartans sent the men with Leonidas on ahead so that the rest of the allies would see them and march with no fear of defeat, instead of medizing like the others if they learned that the Spartans were delaying. After completing their festival, the Carneiathey left their garrison at Sparta and marched in full force towards Thermopylae.
The rest of the allies planned to do likewise, for the Olympiad coincided with these events. They accordingly sent their advance guard, not expecting the war at Thermopylae to be decided so quickly. Statue of Spartan king Leonidas at the Battle of Thermopylae. Whatever the reason Sparta's own contribution was just Spartiates accompanied by their attendants and probably perioikoi auxiliariesthe total force assembled for the defense of the pass of Thermopylae came to something between four and seven thousand Greeks.
They faced a Persian army who had invaded from the north of Greece under Xerxes I. Herodotus stated that this army consisted of over two million men; modern scholars consider this to be an exaggeration and give estimates ranging from 70, toFinally, on the fifth day the Persians attacked. Leonidas and the Greeks repulsed the Persians' frontal attacks for the fifth and sixth days, killing roughly 10, of the enemy troops.
The Persian elite unit known to the Greeks as " the Immortals " was held back, and two of Xerxes' brothers Abrocomes and Hyperanthes died in battle.
The Thespians stayed entirely of their own will, declaring that they would not abandon Leonidas and his followers. Their leader was Demophilusson of Diadromes, and as Herodotus writes, "Hence they lived with the Spartans and died with them.
The King would have thought it wise to preserve those Greek troops for future battles against the Persians, but he knew that the Spartans could never abandon their post on the battlefield. The soldiers who stayed behind were to protect their escape against the Persian cavalry.
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Herodotus himself believed that Leonidas gave the order because he perceived the allies to be disheartened and unwilling to encounter the danger to which his own mind was made up. He therefore chose to dismiss all troops except the Thebans, Thespians and helots and save the glory for the Spartans. Once at the Hot Gates, they encounter a deformed Paris Hilton also played by Parkerwho tells Leonidas and the Captain about a secret goat path above the Hot Gates that Xerxes could use to outflank the Spartans.
When she asks to be made a Spartan soldier, Leonidas rejects her as unqualified due to her inability to use a spear correctly. Leonidas and his platoon soon face off with Xerxes' messenger and his Immortals, beating them in a dance contest before driving them off a cliff. Xerxes Ken Davitianimpressed, personally approaches Leonidas and attempts to bribe him with a trip to the Palms Hotel and Casino. Leonidas declines, and the Spartans face the Persian army in a " Yo Momma " fight, which the Spartans win, but Dilio has his eyes scratched out and wanders away.
Hilton decides to betray the Spartans and reveals the location of the goat path to Xerxes in return for various gifts and for having her deformed hump removed. Xerxes meets the twelve remaining Spartans and the war begins. Meanwhile, back in Sparta, Queen Margo has several confrontations with Traitoro, as he is the vital vote in sending more troops to assist her husband.
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Following her address to the Council, Traitoro publicly betrays the Queen. The Queen then battles Traitoro in a parody of Spider-Man 3 and defeats him using a dust buster.
With Traitoro's deceit exposed, the council is united with the queen. At the Battle of Thermopylaethe Persians introduce their secret weapons, Ghost Rider and Rocky Balboawho kills Sonio with a decapitating uppercut. Captain avenges him with Botox poisoning before being struck down by Xerxes.
Leonidas pursues Xerxes and plays Grand Theft Auto: Managing to find the " Transformer Cube ", Xerxes uses it in a car to become Xerxestron and shows off his powers to access the " Leave Britney Alone! However, Xerxestron accidentally trips on his extension cord and falls on Leonidas and the surviving Spartans, apparently killing them.