This is a 3d representation of how Spartan warriors in action might have looked. Armoured warriors equipped with shield and spear, known as Hoplites, were typical of ancient Greek warfare.
A peltast was a type of Greek infantryman who was usually armed with a javelin and who carried a light shield. Originating from Thrace, the peltast was a common sight in Greek warfare during the Classical period and especially following the...
Kylix with Battle Scene
A kylix is a Greek wine drinking-cup which was primarily used at a drinking party (symposium). In this balanced design, the Triptolemos painter (an ancient Greek vase painter) creatively separated the crumpled figure of the defeated Persian...
Battle of Thermopylae 480 BCE
A map indicating the location and military positions taken in the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BCE between the Persian invading forces of Xerxes I against a small Greek force led by Spartan king Leonidas. Defending the pass for three days...
Modern illustration of a 4th century BCE Greek hoplite.
The Greco-Persian Wars or Persian Wars were a series of battles in the 5th century BCE between Greece and Persia. This series of wars consisted of some famous battles; Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis and Plataea which resulted in a Greek victory...
A scene depicting the Greek phalanx composed of heavily armed hoplite warriors.
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.
Greek Trireme [Illustration]
Model of a Greek Trireme. Displayed at Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany.
Greek Hoplites [Artist's Impression]
An artist's rendition of how Greek hoplites may have appeared.