Black-Figure Warrior Scene
A scene depicting warriors fighting over a corpse, probably a scene from the Iliad and the fallen warrior is Patrokles. Attic black-figure kalyx krater, c. 530 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Menelaos & Helen
A scene from a red-figure vase showing Menelaos re-capturing Helen during the Trojan War. 480 BCE. (Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich)
Achilles Fighting Hektor
A detail of an Attic red-figure bowl (500-480 BC) depicting Achilles fighting Hektor in the Trojan War. (British Museum, London).
Flaroh Illustration, Creator of Ancient Art
Join World History Encyclopedia as they chat with Flora of Flaroh Illustration who creates art based on the ancient world, artefacts and myths. Flora tells us all about her process in creating her pieces that echo the aesthetics of a time...
Map of the Trojan War States, c. 1200 BCE
The Bronze Age collapse at the end of the 13th century BCE saw a great many changes in the ancient world. Many second millennium states disappeared entirely, as cities were destroyed and peoples migrated. Others underwent a process of transformation...
Did Ancient Troy Really Exist
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The True Story of Troy: Ancient War - Full Documentary
Greek mythology is fascinating. It is full of powerful gods like Zeus, Athena, Hera and Aphrodite, brave heroes like Achilles, Hector, Agamemnon, legendary quests and epic wars. There is one war tale, however, that has fascinated mankind...
Achilles is a figure from Greek mythology and literature and star of the Trojan War. Leader of the fearsome Myrmidons, sacker of cities, and slayer of Hector, godlike Achilles was quite simply invincible in battle. Only the divine intervention...
Lycia is a mountainous region in south-west Anatolia (also known as Asia Minor, modern-day Turkey). The earliest references to Lycia can be traced through Hittite texts to sometime before 1200 BCE, where it is known as the Lukka Lands. The...
Friendships in History: Achilles and Patroclus // Antony and Cleopatra
Friendships in History, especially from mythology and the ancient world have withstood the test of time. Achilles and Patroclus are known from Greek Mythology, and primarily from Homers Iliad, were friends as boys, and their close relationship...