300: Lessons in strategy from the movie

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  • 1. Prasanth Narayanan 07927828
  • 2. Sparta • Defenders of Hellenism • Two kings at ruling at one time • Military state • City devoted to military training • Equal rights for men and women • Supposedly boring people
  • 3. Spartan Military Life • “With this, or upon this” • Everybody starts off with training at age 7 until 30 • Severe test of grit and strength for the next 8 years for the boys • At age thirty they became citizens • Famous Phalanx formation
  • 4. The Phalanx Formation
  • 5. Battle of Thermopylae Xerxes the Leonidas Great Force Force 300 Spartans 250,000 in all 700 Thespians 6000 Other Greeks Casualties Casualties 20,000 dead 300 Spartans 3000 Other Greeks
  • 6. Only the dead have seen the end of war Go tell the Spartans, Thou who passest by. That here by Spartan Law, We Lie.
  • 7. What can we take away? • Nothing can replace training. 5 lions are better than 500 sheep • It’s the team that matters, not the individual • Use your strength to your advantage • Use the situation to your advantage • Never underestimate your enemy • Never be overcome by you ego
  • 8. Thank You!!