Yet Another Reality-Based Review of 300

It's funny, but one of the topics Jeff Wong and I have been discussing, seemingly on a daily basis, has been the endless barrage of negative reviews of 300. I have my misgivings—principally the film's depiction of Hoplite warfare that completely ignores the existence of hoplon armor or Hoplite tactics.

Eugene N. Borza's review in Archeology gets that 300 is fiction, not simply sloppy. Yet, some inaccuracies are still hard to stomach. One, obviously, was having the Spartans march south to Themopylae, which is north of Sparta—shades of The Green Berets, which ends with the sun setting in the east.