300: Lessons in strategy from the movie

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300: Lessons in strategy from the movie

  1. 1. Prasanth Narayanan 07927828
  2. 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. 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. 4. The Phalanx Formation
  5. 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. 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. 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. 8. Thank You!!

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