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.
A scene depicting the Greek phalanx composed of heavily armed hoplite warriors.
A hoplite (from ta hopla meaning tool or equipment) was the most common type of heavily armed foot-soldier in ancient Greece...
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.
Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece
Many times when a reader picks up a book pertaining to a certain event or object in history, it is from one point of...
Miltiades (c. 555-489 BCE) was the Athenian general who defeated the Persians at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BCE...
Novelist Nick Brown on 'The Wooden Walls of Thermopylae
Jan van der Crabben, CEO & Founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia (AHE), recently sat down with Nick Brown...
On War and Games in the Ancient World
That there is a connection between warfare and sport is evident enough. Competitive games, in the form of contests between...
A peltast was a type of Greek infantryman who was usually armed with a javelin and who carried a light shield. Originating...