"I am sent to thee by Themistocles, son of Neocles, who is the leader of the Athenians, and the wisest and bravest man of all the allies to bear thee this message: Themistocles the Athenian, anxious to render thee a service, has restrained the Greeks who were impatient to pursue thy ships, and to break up the bridges at the Hellespont. Now therefore, return home at thy leisure." Herodotus, The Histories Book 8
Themistocles. About to become a Hollywood action hero.
The conclusion to the Persian Wars! And when the new 300 movie comes out in March you can be that person in the theater, snorting and huffing at all the historical inaccuracies going on while everyone tells you to shush. That can't just be me, right?