300 - Chapter 3 - Glory Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 - Glory Summary

The Spartans engage in a regime of extreme physical training while in camp—one pane illustrates Spartan soldiers doing one-armed pushups while officers stand on the soldiers' backs insulting their abilities. Apparently a few days pass with desultory skirmishing as the main Persian army approaches—at any rate the Spartans stack up a large body count of Persians. Then a Persian Ambassador travels toward the Greek camp, carried aloft on a palanquin and surrounded by soldiers. The Persian Ambassador worries about the disappearance of an earlier Persian scouting unit—then he sees the scouts butchered and impaled. Nevertheless he continues on and reaches the Spartan camp where he is ignored. As the Persian Ambassador utters dire pronouncements and demands, Dilios spins a tale about Spartan politeness while the Spartan soldiers engage in swimming and diving from a massive wall made...

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