In this episode, Digital History Lab co-director Gabe Moss talks about the ways in which Orientalism is deployed in the 1998 graphic novel 300 and its 2006 film adaptation. This is the second part of a two-part series on popular representations of the ancient world. Episode 1 can be found here. Tune in in a couple of weeks for a conversation with Daniel Morgan (PhD Candidate in the History Department at UNC-Chapel Hill) about the video game Crusader Kings II.
- “A Racist Gore-Fest.” Mahoud Golsorkhi, The Guardian.
- “A Movie Only a Spartan Could Love.” Dana Stevens, Slate.
- “Zack Snyder’s 300 Presaged the Howling Fascism of the Alt-Right.” Tom Breihan, AV Club.
- “Zack Snyder and the West Should Stop Killing Ancient Persians.” Ishaan Thaloor, Time.
- “A Critical View of Miller’s Blockbuster 300.” Neal Conan and Victor Davis Hanson, NPR.
- “This is Not Sparta: Why the Modern Romance With Sparta is a Bad One” Sarah Bond, Eidolon.
- “This Isn’t Sparta.” Bret Devereaux, ACOUP.