Adam Ruins Everything: The 300 Spartans
  • History → Ancient Greece → The Battle of Thermopylae
A cartoon depiction of the true story of the Battle of Thermopylae, where 300 Spartans, among thousands of other Greek soldiers, battled against a massive Persian army.

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  1. How is the typical story of 300 Spartans battling the Persian army at Thermopylae inaccurate?
  2. What other misconceptions about the battle exist?

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