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Unformatted text preview: Watching closely, the viewer at this point can assume that they have been corrupted and they do not give Leonidas the blessing he seeks. He decides to go to war anyway saying he is leaving by himself and these are my three-hundred personal bodyguards. Leonidas is portrayed as strong-headed yet he is still wise and wants the best for his people. While he is at war, his queen quickly and skillfully takes his place and represents him in the Greek Senate meetings and reveals the corruption within the Greeks. The Spartans fight valiantly and strategically against numbers many times their own until they are betrayed by Ephialtes, a deformed outcast, tells Xerxes of a secret passage through the mountains and his armies flank the Spartans and surround them ending their defense campaign....
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- Spring '08