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  EPIC BATTLES, CONQUERORS AND KINGS
Gladiator
Ridley Scott, 2000
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Mind if we push our way through towards the frontline? It's not to join the legion of Roman soldiers at Maximus' (Russell Crowe) command. Heck no, it's just to report on who's wearing what before they're drenched in blood. There were two, nearly identical symbols on the breastplate that Maximus wore. Describe what they were, how they differed from one another and what they represented.
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(1) They were dropped off a cliff (2) The Ephors chose the most beautiful girls in Sparta to live among them as oracles. (3) Many believed they could neither be killed, nor defeated. (4) Stelios (Michael Fassbender) (5) A shield, a helmet, Shin guards and gauntlets

(6) "Our arrows will blot out the sun." (7) The flies (8) He shouted the word "Father!" and then stabbed the creature that tried to kill him. (9) Wealth, women and a uniform (10) He referred to Leonidas in the past tense.


Gladiator
The symbols represented the horses he owned, Argento and Scarto. One faced east, the other west.
 
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Lights, Camera, Trivia
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All Spartan children were inspected when they were born. That wasn't unusual. What isn't common practice, but maybe should be is the execution of anyone who deems a child unfit to live for any reason whatsoever. What happened to those who were discarded?
2. Suppose you were a young girl living in Sparta in the year 482 B.C. If you were blessed with great beauty, you might try to hide it. Why?

3. The young girl (Alexandra Beaton) who died in Leonidas' (Gerard Butler) arms, never mentioned the Immortals by name, but the Spartans knew who she was talking about when her voice trembled with the words, "They came with beasts from the blackness." How did they get their name?

4. Death on the battlefield in service to Sparta was the greatest glory that one could achieve. That was why this person smiled when he saw the size of the Persian army. "I can only hope," he said, "That there might be one there who's up to the task."

5. Each Spartan was armed with a spear and a sword. What did their armor consist of?
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Zack Snyder, 2007
All questions and quizzes written by Philip Cerreta unless otherwise noted
6. There were a few lines in the film that were historically accurate. One being, "Then we'll fight in the shade!" What prompted those words?

7. Hundreds of dead bodies would attract all sorts of scavengers. There were a few in this film. Name one that could have been a detriment to either side.

8. Were it not for Dilios (David Wenham), Leonidas would have been decapitated by the Uber Immortal (Robert Maillet). Astinos (Tom Wisdom) saved his father's life in the same battle. Do you remember how?

9. Armless concubines, goat-headed minstrels, Pleistarchos (Giovani Antonio Cimmino) must have felt right at home when he was introduced to that crowd. What offer convinced him to stay?

10. Dilios didn't lose an eye
until well into the film, yet his head was bandaged in the chapter entitled Messenger From Persia. Now, who's to say he didn't lose the eye in some prior battle, so something else must have indicated that the story was being told through a series of flashbacks, right? If you need a hint on this one, ask yourself this question: "How is this question phrased?"