Questions tagged [300]

A movie about 300 Spartans taking on the Persian empire to keep their land free. Based on the Graphic Novel of the same name by Frank Miller.

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Why does the Persian emissary display a string of crowned skulls?

In 300, when the Persian emissary arrives on horseback, he displays a string of crowned skulls, which are otherwise unexplained. What is the meaning of this?
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In the “300” movie, in the final battle, Why didn't Leonidas kill Xerxes?

I recently saw a clip of the final battle of the movie 300 (2006). All the Spartans left are facing Xerxes and his real guard, and one of the servants ask Leonidas to kneel and surrender with all his ...
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How deep is the hole in Sparta

In 300, when the Persian messenger comes to give his message, Leonidas decides to kill him and his companions by throwing them into a huge hole. It seems to be pretty deep as one of the men is seen ...
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How did Xerxes appear so much larger than Leonidas?

There is a scene in the movie, 300 where Xerxes stands behind Leonidas and places his hands on the shoulders of Leonidas. Not only does Xerxes appear much taller than Leonidas, he appears physically ...
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Why does Xerxes think he's a god?

In 300 (2006), why does Xerxes consider himself a god? Is there a back story for him somewhere?
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What was the significance of the necklace?

At the end of the movie, when Leonidas knows he is going to die, he tells Dilios to go back and tell everybody what happened. He also takes some sort of braid or string out of the back of his hair and ...