Decree of Themistocles (or Troezen)
The Decree of Themistocles, also known as the Decree of Troezen, which describes details of the Battle of Salamis in 480 BCE. The tablet itself is dated to the 3rd century BCE and is a copy of a 5th century BCE papyrus text. (National Archaeological...
Ostrakon for Themistocles
Pottery ostrakon identifying Themistocles, 480-460 BCE. These were used in Athens to vote a particular citizen to be exiled from the polis. (Museum of the Ancient Agora, Athens)
Ostraka for Themistocles
Pottery ostraka identifying Themistocles, 482 BCE. These were used in Athens to vote a particular citizen to be ostracised from the polis. From a well on the north slope of the acropolis of Athens. (Museum of the Ancient Agora, Athens)
Battle of Cannae - Initial Deployment
Map of the Battle of Cannae showing the initial deployment and the Roman attack.
Bust of Pythagoras
Bust of Pythagoras of Samos, display in the Capitoline Museums, Rome.
Theories of Aristarchus
10th century CE Greek copy of Aristarchus of Samos's calculations of the relative sizes of the sun, moon and the earth.
The remains of the Heraion, Samos. The sanctuary was sacred to the goddess Hera and first built in the 8th century BCE. The single standing column belonged to the 6th century BCE temple of Hera built during the reign of Polycrates.
Aristarchus of Samos
A modern statue in Thessaloniki depicting the Greek mathematician and astronomer Aristarchus of Samos (c. 310 - c. 230 BCE).
Mosaic with Musicians
Mosaic depicting musicians, signed by Dioskourides of Samos. The mosaic shows an episode from a comedy since the figures are wearing theatrical masks. The figures are playing musical instruments often connected with the cult of Cybele: the...
Column of the Heraion, Samos
The single remaining standing column from the Temple of Hera in the Heraion of Samos. 6th century BCE. The temple once had 155 columns and was one of the largest in Greece.