Aristides (520s – c. 467 BCE) was an Athenian statesman and military commander who gained the honorific title ‘the...
A 3D representation of Athenian hoplites in battle. The Gorgon device on the central figure's shield was a typical feature...
A black-figure Calyx-Krater from Attica, c. 530 BCE. The scene is probably the battle over Partoklos' body during the Trojan...
Battles of Ancient Greece
A map showing the locations of battles in ancient Greece.
A bronze 'Corinthian' helmet (6-5th century BCE). Olympia Archaeological Museum.
A marble head depicting a dying Persian. 2nd century CE Roman copy of a Greek 3rd century BCE original. From the Domus Tiberiana...
Funeral Stele of Artistion
Marble funeral stele depicting a hoplite soldier, signed by Aristokles (500 BCE), National Archaeological Museum, Athens...
Modern illustration of a 4th century BCE Greek hoplite.
In the ancient Greek world, warfare was seen as a necessary evil of the human condition. Whether it be small frontier skirmishes...
A hoplite (from ta hopla meaning tool or equipment) was the most common type of heavily armed foot-soldier in ancient Greece...