Snyder also said it will take place between the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Plataea, the battle that narrator Dilios is at while re-telling the story of King Leonidas and the mighty Spartans to a new group of warriors at the end of 300. As Dilios says, there's a whole year between Thermopylae and where he currently stands......says THIS ARTICLE at IESB. You can find more about The Battle of Plataea HERE. The Wiki entry says that some estimates suggest Persian forces at Plataea were 300,000 strong. 300,000. A title, maybe?