Pankration is an ancient martial art which mixes wrestling and boxing. The sport can be traced as far back as the second millennium BCE in the territory of ancient Greece. Its name derives from the ancient Greek words pan (all) and kratos...
Thessalonica (also Thessalonike) was an ancient city of Macedon in northern Greece which today is the city of Thessaloniki. Made capital of the Roman province of Macedon, the city flourished due to its location on the major trade route to...
Battle of Hydaspes
For almost a decade, Alexander the Great and his army swept across Western Asia and into Egypt, defeating King Darius III and the Persians at the battles of River Granicus, Issus and Gaugamela. Next, despite the objections of the loyal army...
Elephants in Hellenistic History & Art
Elephants were thought of as fierce and frightful monsters in antiquity, very real though rarely seen until the Hellenistic period. They were deployed on the battlefield to strike terror into the enemy, however, since fear was considered...
Alexander the Great [Profile View]
A bust of Alexander the Great, 2nd-1st century BCE. Said to be from Alexandria, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).
Demosthenes, Vatican Museums
A marble bust of the 4th century BCE Athenian politician Demosthenes. 2nd century CE from a Greek original by Polyeuktos c. 280 BCE. (Vatican Museums, Rome)
The Battle of Pydna
The Battle of Pydna by Andrea del Verrocchio, 1475 CE, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris
Warrior Women of the World of Ancient Macedon
The 8th November is celebrated as Archangels Day in Greece, but on that November day in 1977 CE something remarkable happened: an excavation team led by Professor Manolis Andronikos were roped down into the eerie gloom of an unlooted Macedonian-styled...
Alexander the Great: Life and Reign of the King of the Macedonian Empire
Have you ever wondered 'who was Alexander the Great? What is Alexander the Great famous for? or At what age and how did Alexander the Great die? Well, if you have, then this is the video for you. This video spans from the birth to the life...
Perseus, Macedonian Silver Tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm from Macedonia, reign of Perseus, 179-168 BCE. O: Head of Perseus. R: Eagle on a thunderbolt in a wreath of oak.