ancient greek

Queen Gorgo

In 300, Lena Headey makes an appearance as Queen Gorgo of the Spartans. I guess that was good practice for becoming queen of Westeros in Game of Thrones.


300 shows a slightly dramatized account of the Battle of Thermopylae, where Spartan King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) clashed with Persian King Xerxes. The vastly outnumbered Spartans make a valiant stand, but I can’t help wonder how they’d have done with some armor, or a shirt, on.