300 by Frank Miller

By Frank Miller

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300 is a historically-inspired 1998 comedian publication restricted sequence written and illustrated by means of Frank Miller with painted colours via Lynn Varley.

The comedian is a fictional retelling of the conflict of Thermopylae and the occasions major as much as it from the point of view of Leonidas of Sparta. three hundred was once relatively encouraged by means of the 1962 movie The three hundred Spartans, a film that Miller watched as a tender boy. The paintings was once tailored in 2007 to a movie of an identical name.

Every web page of the comedian was once illustrated as a double-page unfold. whilst the sequence used to be amassed into hardcover shape, the person pages have been two times as vast as a typical comedian. Miller's artwork type for this undertaking was once just like his Sin urban paintings, even though the addition of constant colour is an seen difference.

300 was once at the beginning released as a per 30 days five-issue comedian booklet constrained sequence by means of darkish Horse Comics, the 1st factor released in may possibly 1998. the problems have been titled Honor, responsibility, Glory, strive against and Victory. The sequence received 3 Eisner Awards in 1999: "Best restricted Series", "Best Writer/Artist" for Frank Miller and "Best Colorist" for Lynn Varley. The paintings used to be amassed as a hardcover quantity in 1999.

The approval for the movie has boosted revenues of the alternate paperback version. The tenth printing had an introduced print run of 40,000 copies, with an eleventh printing to persist with. this is often as well as the 88,000 copies already offered because the preliminary quantity used to be published in 1999.

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2007 6:40pm Compositor Name: ARaju INTRODUCTION critical of the Roman response to the Persian invasion, and he includes an enormous amount of circumstantial detail concerning the impact of warfare at the local level. Military treatises were a very different genre from these various types of historical writing, with the potential to provide a different perspective on aspects of war. The earliest of those produced in the late Roman period was probably a work entitled On Military Affairs (De Rebus Bellicis), authorship unknown and intended recipient uncertain, though most plausibly the emperor Valens (364–78).

Chapter 5 explores the human cost of conflict by investigating the experience of war in late antiquity from the bottom up – not just for combatants, but also for civilians in both urban and rural contexts, with specific attention to its impact on women. Chapter 6 pursues the social thread initiated in the previous chapter by examining the theme of soldiers and society from a number of angles. Discussion of the family life of soldiers is followed by an investigation of relations between military and non-military at different levels of society.

The emperor could not count on finding men of significant military experience for the major consular provinces and . . there was no deliberate attempt to ensure regular military experience of commanding troops . . The Romans had no military academy, no formal process for educating officers in ordnance, tactics, and strategy, and no systematic means for testing the quality of aspirants to top commands . . The length of time spent in commanding an army of several legions and auxilia was normally too limited to allow the development of a military hierarchy or specialized high command which could have provided a fund of military experience .

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