The image presents one of the best paintings of the surviving Spartan and Thespian warriors before their deaths during the last stand at Thermopylae (480 BC).
This a much more accurate depiction of the combatants of this battle than that portrayed in the movie, "300". For example, in the movie, with the exception of King Leonidas of Sparta, the Spartan warriors were all uniform in appearance. In actuality, at Thermopylae they most likely would have worn different style helmets and if they had a crest on their helmet, chances are they weren't all the same color.
Painting: "Thermopylae 480BC, Spartan and Thespaian Hoplites" by Chris Collingwood#MilitaryHistory #Warfare #History