Sparta Live: The '300' in historical fiction with Steven Pressfield
From Hannah O'Regan on December 11th, 2020
Sparta Live! The ‘300’ in historical fiction, with Steven Pressfield
The sacrifice of the ‘300’ at Thermopylae has gripped the imagination of writers and artists - and audiences! - for centuries. This session discusses popular representations in historical fiction. Join us to find out how the story inspired Steven Pressfield to write the best-seller ‘Gates of Fire’, ‘a triumph in historical fiction’ (Kirkus Reviews).
Mr Steven Pressfield (author of ‘Gates of Fire’, ‘Tides of War’, ‘The Virtues of War’, ‘The Last of the Amazons’)
Dr Chrysanthi Gallou (University of Nottingham)
Dr Petros Doukas (Mayor of Sparti)
Dr Lynn Fotheringham (University of Nottingham)
SPARTA LIVE is a programme of online live presentations and discussion workshops
on the history, archaeology and legacy of ancient Sparta. The programme is run
by The Centre for Spartan & Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS) at the University
of Nottingham, in partnership with the City of Sparti in Laconia, Greece – the
site of ancient Sparta.
Find out more about the UoN Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS), visit: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/csps/home.aspx