1. 300 Spartans - The Real Story

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    300 Spartans - The Real Story What was the real mission of Leonidas and the 300 Spartans? Were they always on a suicide mission? Presented by Dr Michael Scott of Cambridge University, with contributions from nine other experts and four researchers and using the latest research, satellite positioning, and imagery, the series gives complete coverage of the story. Included is a detailed analysis of one of the oldest mysteries in history itself, what really happened to King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans at Thermopylae. Re-reading the 2500 year old text of Herodotus, the Father of History, has revealed some missing conclusions. Putting aside the myths and legends surrounding the 300 Spartans, this documentary takes a detailed look at The Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, leading to the last stand of the 300 Spartans, other Greeks and the Great Spartan King, Leonidas. The legend passed down is that Leonidas went to Thermopylae with a picked band of 300 Spartans to defend the narrow pass with units from other Greek cities. Then on the 3rd day of the battle, when he found out he was being surrounded, he sent most of his troops away and covered their retreat with a last stand because Spartans never retreated. Using the original text of Herodotus, the only "contemporary" source, it examines the actions of Leonidas as commander of the Greek force of over 7000 men facing 150-200,000 Persians. Why they were there and what eventually led to the most famous last stand in history. Focusing on six key passages in the text, the real story gives a completely different picture than the legend we all know. Leonidas did not stay because Spartans never retreated, they had already retreated once in this war. He had plenty of time to retreat if he wanted to, but his actions on the last day point to something completely different. The documentary concludes that while the legend is fabulous, the real story is astonishing. Leonidas had plans for the last day, and they did not involve a suicidal last stand! Exclusive global agent: http://www.CelebrateGreece.com

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    • Sparta Belarus | promo

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      Sparta Belarus http://spartabelarus.by - Video produced by Like it. http://vk.com/likeitby

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      • Copenhagen Marathon 2014

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        A flat and fast course awaits those who take part in the annual Copenhagen Marathon each May, and thousands of runners from around the world did just that in 2014. This video was commissioned by race organisers Sparta and shows several popular areas of the city, including Nyhavn, the Opera House and the Marble Church.

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        • Essen 2014 Video: Nika (Eagle-Gryphon Games)

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          from Cliquenabend Added 131 0 0

          Der amerikanische Verlag stellte in Essen auch ein abstraktes Brettspiel vor. Nika ist mit griechischer Thematik hinterlegt und es kann mit bis zu vier Personen gespielt werden. In den Spielmechaniken sind hierbei die Vorteile der einzelnen Kämpfer verwoben, denn diese waren vor allem für ihre Kampfeigenart bekannt. Im Video stellen wir euch das abstrakte Spiel genau vor.

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          • Copenhagen Half Marathon - The Launch

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            from Matthew James Added 19 0 0

            2015 sees a brand new Half Marathon through the streets of Copenhagen, as thousands of elite and everyday athletes hit one of the fastest and most flat routes in the world. Organisers Sparta commissioned me to put together a promo film for their brand new website, www.cphhalf.dk, encompassing footage from the 2014 World Championships and Copenhagen Half Marathon respectively.

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            • Retouching 150 million's point cloud (For FX artists)

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              Download Sparta for Free: http://spartaproject.com     Hi guys :D I released Sparta to Rev.41. The part which is newly added is "a proxy function of a point cloud", you also became able to easily handle the animation of a 100 million order's point cloud. I developed the proxy function to implement the request from user that "I want to use the cache of a fluid simulation which is millions of vertex by hundreds of frame in Sparta.". In here, I want to retouch the 150 million (average 1 frame 150 thousand vertices by 1000 frames) vertices point cloud which is immediately after the simulation. Though, no longer I can't import this scale point cloud all at once. Let's edit the point cloud as 1/50 proxy first. Extremely light :D And it consume only 2GB memory. It can be edited even it's a laptop. You can naturally do the retouching work used of a pen as well. Of course an edit history in here is immediately feedbacked to the original 150 million vertices point cloud. After the retouching work is finished, let's import the point cloud without the proxy again at end. I want to divide and confirm that all frames is successfully completed because I can't treat it all in one piece. Of course you can convert this point cloud to a mesh, then send to general CG softwares. In addition to this, I've newly added 19 functions, at the same time I fixed 11 bugs. I thinks Sparta became more powerful and stable than before. Please have fun on new Sparta. :D     日本語テキスト: http://spartaproject.tumblr.com/post/100973610667/1-5-fx 3D地形出典: 国土地理院

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              • Creating a Sales Competition with Sparta

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                Creating a Sales Competition with Sparta

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                • Handling 20 Million Point Cloud (For Modeling Artist)

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                  Download Sparta for Free: http://spartaproject.com     Hi guys :D I released Sparta to Rev.41. The part which is newly added is "a proxy function of a point cloud", you also became able to easily handle the 10 million order's point cloud. I started this proxy function to implement the request from user that "I want to use Sparta with a high resolution 3D scanner like a LIDAR". In here, I'll show you that cutting out the woman image which is enclosed in the red line from the 20 million vertices point cloud taken by 3D scanner. Well, let's edit the point cloud without the proxy function at first. Too slow to be useful―as you can see. :P Moreover this data is consuming 12.3GB memory. So let's edit the point cloud as 1/100 proxy next. Extremely light :D And it consume only 125 MB memory. It can be edited even it's a cheap edition's laptop. You can naturally do the retouching work used of a pen as well. Of course an edit history in here is immediatly feedbacked to the original 20 million vertices point cloud. After the cutting out work is finished, I’m are going to import the point cloud as 1/10 proxy and modify the detail next. Finally, let's import the point cloud without the proxy again. You can confirm that the cutting out work is successfully over. Of course you can convert this point cloud to a mesh, then send to general CG softwares. In addition to this, I’ve newly added 19 functions, at the same time I fixed 11 bugs. I thinks Sparta became more powerful and stable than before. Please have fun on new Sparta. :D     日本語テキスト: http://spartaproject.tumblr.com/post/100660961617/2000-3d-d

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                  • The Origin of Democracy

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                    Aristocracy or the rule of the elite is in term the antonym of democracy. But while theoretically these definitions are in opposition, in practice the distinction has been blurred historically. Ancient Greece is perhaps viewed as the epithet of the origin of democracy; a form of governance where the mastership of the people is an absolute authority. And this authority consists in the people's right to choose their leaders and legislate whatever laws they want. But is it really that simple? The political system of Classical Athens, for example, granted democratic citizenship to an elite class of free men and excluded slaves and women from political participation. This documentary takes a look at the not so benign origins of democracy and compares it to the government of Greece’s Easter neighbor: the Great Persia Empire. PRESS TV Documentaries

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                    • Gato de sparta

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                      from superanimais Added 5 0 0

                      Se liga de onde saiu a cena do famoso filme Sparta

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