In this album our experts in Classics and Archaeology share their knowledge.
Blood and thunder part 2
Were the Spartans the original blueprint for comic Super Heroes? Lecturer in Classics, Dr Lynn Fotheringham, answers the question as she continues her look at the film ‘300’ and its impact on the field of Classics.
Part 1 is also available on iTunesU.
Blood and thunder part 1
The blockbuster film 300, based on Frank Miller’s cult comics, brings the legendary Spartans to spectacular and bloody life, in particular the heroic final stand of the 300 Spartans against the Persians at Thermopylae.
In this interview, Lecturer in Classics at the University, Dr Lynn Fotheringham, offers a unique insight into the Spartans as depicted in the film and the bestselling novel ‘Gates of Fire’.
Part 2 is also available on iTunesU.