300 DVD The theme of the struggle for "freedom", which could be misinterpreted, is also not an artifice. The Greek Eleutheria is the absolute need for "sovereignty" it is inconceivable for an Athenian or Spartan tribe to pay anyone. It is indeed this and not "individual freedom" as we see it today. Paradoxically, as well shown in the film, the Spartans are truly "slaves" of the laws of the free city. The King of Sparta is subject to the rules of his city as any citizen.