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Warfare & Battles in Ancient Greece
Lesson Packby Patrick Goodman

Warfare & Battles in Ancient Greece

We have prepared four lesson plans including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Multiple choice quiz questions in an excel format. Glossary of keywords and concepts in an excel format. Open questions...
Greek Hoplite
Imageby Johnny Shumate

Greek Hoplite

Modern illustration of a 4th century BCE Greek hoplite.
Battle of Thermopylae
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Battle of Thermopylae

Thermopylae is a mountain pass near the sea in northern Greece which was the site of several battles in antiquity, the most famous being that between Persians and Greeks in August 480 BCE. Despite being greatly inferior in numbers, the Greeks...
The Battle of Chaeronea in Diodorus Siculus
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Battle of Chaeronea in Diodorus Siculus

Chaeronea is the site of the famous Battle of Chaeronea (338 BCE) Phillip II of Macedon's decisive defeat of the Greek city-states. At Chaeronea in Boeotia (north of Corinth) Phillip and his allies from Thessaly, Epirus, Aetolia, Northern...
Fallen Greek Hoplite
Imageby The Creative Assembly

Fallen Greek Hoplite

An artist's impression of what a fallen Greek hoplite may have looked like.
Hoplite Warrior, Dodona
Imageby O.Mustafin

Hoplite Warrior, Dodona

The bronze statuette from Dodona depicting a hoplite warrior.
Greek Hoplite Drowning
Imageby The Creative Assembly

Greek Hoplite Drowning

An artist's impression of what a Greek hoplite may have looked like.
Themistocles
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Themistocles

Themistocles (c. 524 - c. 460 BCE) was an Athenian statesman and general (strategos) whose emphasis on naval power and military skills were instrumental during the Persian wars, victory in which ensured that Greece survived its greatest ever...
Marathon to Chaironeia: changes in hoplite armour
Videoby Hellenic Society

Marathon to Chaironeia: changes in hoplite armour

Professor Peter Krentz speaks on changes in hoplite armour at the Greek and Roman Armour Day, 20th July 2015.
Battle of Plataea
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Battle of Plataea

The Battle of Plataea was a land battle between Greeks and Persians near the small town of Plataea in Boeotia in 479 BCE. Following up their naval victory at the Battle of Salamis in September 480 BCE against the same enemy, the Greeks again...