ASSOCIATION & the DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
The sixth annual HUSA History Film Series!
Thermopylae, 480 B.C.E. Greece vs. Persia. The greatest last stand in ancient history.
To save their fellow Greeks from domination at the hands of the Persian ruler Xerxes, King Leonidas of Sparta and his band of 300 warriors defend a crucial mountain pass against an army of countless thousands. They fight knowing that their fate is certain annihilation. But their self-sacrifice delays the invasion long enough to allow the rest of Greece to prepare for resistance—and ultimate victory.
First told by the Greek historian Herodotus, the tale of Leonidas now comes to life in the graphic novel by Frank Miller and the 2006 film 300 by Zack Snyder. But as history or myth? Come find out with HUSA!
Introduced by Angela Kalinowski, Department of History/CMRS
DATE & TIME: Thursday, October 25 @ 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Arts 241 (Neatby-Timlin Theatre)
ADMISSION: free! (refreshments available for a small fee)