. 80 Mycenaens
And in case of any Persian theatrics
Seven hundred Thespians-- by Apollo , the Muses , and the stunt double of Herakles , they must have fielded every media lawyer from Pergamon to Philadelphia !
Between the Arcadian agents , the Peloponnesian pistachio vendors , Rhodean rhinoceros wranglers, second unit ambrosia caterers , Persian Best Boy , Greek Key Grips , life insurance cover for The Immortals , Xena's kill fee for the Amazon outtakes and the audio remix for the Theban Band , it's a wonder Xerxes got a hemiobol on the stater on the box office split.
That's why the Thermopylae remake will surely get a hecatomb of Oscar nominations--not a single thespian appears to have been killed , injured , or otherwise employed in this production.
Or is that that they're chronosynclastic infundibulum fans-- It was a rather Darwinian battle.