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Stereotypes in '300' Fail to Match Historical Reality

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Stereotypes in '300' Fail to Match Historical Reality

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Stereotypes in '300' Fail to Match Historical Reality

Stereotypes in '300' Fail to Match Historical Reality

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The movie 300, about the battle of Themopylae, is still drawing crowds to theaters. But the racial and sexual stereotypes used to caricature the ancient Greeks and Persians, and exaggerate the differences between them, are an offense to historical reality.

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