Sunday, October 16, 2005

Blog Number 34 - '300' Thermopylai (Greek), Thermopylae (Latin)

Occasionally, when readers have delved into the different books relative to King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans, there has been some confusion over the variations in the spelling of the Battle of Thermopylae (Thermopylai). Thermopylai is the Greek transliteration while Thermopylae is the more familiar Latinized version.

The translation of this book in Greek reads 'From Marathon to Thermopylae' and the warrior in the foreground is none other than King Leonidas of Sparta.

Since there aren't that many illustrations of King Leonidas, would there be interest in seeing more?


purplelady said...

Thanks John, I would love to see how the King looked.


John Trikeriotis said...

Greetings Jane~

There will be more to follow in the next several days.



Anonymous said...

Ok- John- I guess I better start doing my homework! I got and read/looked at Frank Miller's book, I watched and enjoyed 300 Spartans..And I just ordered- GATES OF FIRE..Some of Gerry's movies are better seen after doing alittle preparation.. I think 300 will be one of those.. Beowulf and Grendel certainly was- Makes the whole movie experience more multi-dimensional.. Teri S (can't seem to sign up- only a slight computer disability)

John Trikeriotis said...

Greetings Teri~

I'm sure you will appreciate the story of the 300 Spartans even more once you have read Steven Pressfield's 'Gates of Fire'.

Thank you for your comment.