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Spartan Warriors
Image by The Creative Assembly

Spartan Warriors

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.
Peltast
Image by Magnus Manske

Peltast

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
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

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
Image by Dept. of History, US Military Academy

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...
Greek Hoplite
Image by Johnny Shumate

Greek Hoplite

Modern illustration of a 4th century BCE Greek hoplite.
Greco-Persian Wars
Image by Kelly Macquire

Greco-Persian Wars

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...
Greek Phalanx
Image by CA

Greek Phalanx

A scene depicting the Greek phalanx composed of heavily armed hoplite warriors.
Battle of Marathon, 490 BCE
Image by Dept. of History, US Military Academy

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]
Image by MatthiasKabel & Sting

Greek Trireme [Illustration]

Model of a Greek Trireme. Displayed at Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany.
Greek Hoplites [Artist's Impression]
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Greek Hoplites [Artist's Impression]

An artist's rendition of how Greek hoplites may have appeared.