300 Setting & Symbolism

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Sparta

A city and city state in ancient Greece, located in an area referred to in the graphic novel as Lakonia. Within the text, Sparta has given rise to a wholly militaristic society where men are highly-disciplined soldiers and women are stern, devoted, and focused on honor. All aspects of Spartan society are devoted to militaristic honor and glory through combat.

Arcadia

A city and city state in Ancient Greece, located in an area fairly close to the Hot Gates. Within the text, Arcadia is not particularly described but is the home city of a body of Arcadian soldiers who join with Leonidas in defense of the Hot Gates. The Arcadian citizen-soldiers acquit themselves very well in combat, though they are clearly not the equals of the Spartans.

Athens

A city and city state in Ancient Greece, located near the Hot Gates. Within the text, Athens is not...

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