This is SPARTA! is a 2007 meme that originated from a scene from the movie "300" in which Leonidas, the leader of the Spartans, kicks a persian messenger into a hole.
AboutEditThe meme spread across the internet like wildfire, with many different creative adaptations of the meme, the most popular being a YTPMV techno remix shown below. Despite this, the meme rarely goes outside of it's usual formula (Leonidas screaming "THIS! IS! SPARTAAAA!"), which left the meme highly resistant to change and eventually left behind by the mainstream audience.
Leonidas: You bring the crowns and heads of conquered
kings to my city steps. You insult my queen.
You threaten my people with slavery and death.
Oh, I've chosen my words carefully, Persian.
Perhaps you should have done the same.
Persian Messanger: This is Blasphemy! This is Madness!
Leonidas: Madness? THIS! IS! SPARTAAAA!
- The techno remix inspired a plethora of "sparta remixes", usually based off other memes.
- The meme actually began all the way back when a trailer showing the scene from the movie was released, though the meme really took off in 2007.