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Palo Alto Weekly
Movie review: '300: Rise of an Empire'
"300: Rise of an Empire" is the sort of movie that can short-circuit a film critic's wiring.
Sequel to '300' only for bloodthirsty
Hilariously over the top when it comes to gruesome, 3D violence and woefully underserved when it comes to story, "300: Rise of an Empire," is pretty much what the original "300" was: A wish-fulfillment fantasy for the juiced-up bodybuilding crowd.
Some incidents of Alexander's personal dealings with others were scandalously famous.
A Semi-Barbarian Upstart
Moreover, it was essentially an inland state, not a maritime power; its strength was its extensive agricultural lands, and its access to the plains with their horses and pastoralists.
The Macedonian Army
When Alexander the Great conquered the world - the Persian Empire, that is - he brought his father's not-quite-Greek army : The Macedonian army was an organizational improvement on the Greek hoplite army.
North Shore News
Qalandar taps into Persian tradition at Winterruption
Gordon Grdina performs with his band Qalandar at Performance Works on Sunday afternoon as part of Granville Island's Winterruption Festival.
The Des Moines Register
Munson: Farmer leaves $10 million and lots of questions behind in western Iowa
The late Edwin Skalla's eccentricity is writ large here among the rolling farmland of western Iowa that he loved -- land that he bought chunk by chunk through the decades until he had amassed more than 1,200 acres.