The Spartans Overview (2002)

Introduction The Spartans is a three-part historical documentary series presented by Bettany Hughes and first broadcast on UK’s Channel 4 on 17 November 2002. The series subsequently premiered on ABC in Australia on 1 June 2003 and on PBS in the United States on 6 August 2003. Outline A history of the ancient Spartans, featuring… Read More

300 Spartans: The Real Story (2015)

Introduction Putting aside the myths and legends, this documentary takes a detailed look at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC Greece leading to the last stand of the 300 Spartans and Spartan King Leonidas. Outline On the 3rd day of the battle, when Leonidas was being surrounded, he sent most of his troops away… Read More