A 1998 American comic series by Frank Miller, later adapted into a 2007 movie by Zack Snyder; a fictional, fantasy-like retelling of the last stand of 300 Spartan hoplite warriors against an invading force of over a million Persians at the mountain pass of Thermopylae in central Greece. Best known for a scene in which the leader of the Spartans, Leonidas, tells off a Persian messenger with the iconic words:
"THIS... IS... SPARTAAAAAA!"
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/300_(film).