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Athenian Hoplites
Imageby The Creative Assembly

Athenian Hoplites

A 3D representation of Athenian hoplites in battle. The Gorgon device on the central figure's shield was a typical feature of Greek shield design. In Greek mythology the stare of the Gorgon Medusa was said to turn people to stone.
Battle of Salamis
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Battle of Salamis

The Battle of Salamis was a naval battle between Greek and Persian forces in the Saronic Gulf, Greece in September 480 BCE. The Greeks had recently lost the Battle of Thermopylae and drawn the naval Battle at Artemision, both in August 480...
Greek Hoplites [Artist's Impression]
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Greek Hoplites [Artist's Impression]

An artist's rendition of how Greek hoplites may have appeared.
Battle of Marathon, 490 BCE
Imageby Dept. of History, US Military Academy

Battle of Marathon, 490 BCE

A map illustrating the position of Greek (blue) and Persian (red) forces at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BCE. The allied Greek city-states led by Athens would win the battle and repel the invasion of Greece by Persian King Darius.
The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta
Articleby Paul Rahe

The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta

In ancient Lacedaemon, as in all enduring political communities, there was a symbiotic relationship between the form of government chosen, the way of life that this form of government fostered, and the grand strategy that the community gradually...
Overarm Vs. Underarm Spear and Shield Reply to Demomanchaos and Critics
Videoby ThegnThrand

Overarm Vs. Underarm Spear and Shield Reply to Demomanchaos and Critics

Thrand and Marquez reply to Demomanchoas, critics and skeptical viewers by redoing the barrel test the way Thrand had originally wanted. So sit back grab an ale or mead and enjoy this extreme weapon testing of Dory or spear and shield. Find...
Ancient Argos
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Ancient Argos

Ancient Argos, located in the Peloponnese in Greece, was a major Mycenaean settlement in the Late Bronze Age (1700-1100 BCE) and remained important throughout the Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman periods until its destruction by the Visigoths...
Peloponnese
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Peloponnese

The Peloponnese is a large peninsula linked to the northern territory of Greece by the Isthmus of Corinth. To the west of the Peloponnese is the Ionian sea while to the east is the Aegean Sea. The terrain is typified by high limestone mountains...
Gods Fighting Giants, Delphi
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Gods Fighting Giants, Delphi

A detail from the frieze of the Treasury of the Siphians at Delphi depicting the Gods fighting the Giants (525 BCE), Delphi Archaeological Museum.
Greek Hoplites Fighting
Imageby Jan van der Crabben

Greek Hoplites Fighting

Frieze of Greek hoplites fighting, from Nereid Monument at Xanthos in Lycia, ca. 390–380 BCE. On display at the British Museum, London.