Battles of Ancient Greece
A map showing the locations of battles in ancient Greece.
Trireme Hull with Bronze Ram
The hull of the Olympias, a full-scale reconstruction of an ancient Greek trireme warship. The principal strategy in battle of the trireme was to sink or damage the oars of an enemy vessel using the bronze ram fixed to the ship's prow. Triremes...
Greek Hoplites Fighting
Frieze of Greek hoplites fighting, from Nereid Monument at Xanthos in Lycia, ca. 390–380 BCE. On display at the British Museum, London.
Greek Trireme in Battle
An artist's impression of what a Greek trireme warship may have looked like.
A 3D representation of Athenian hoplites in battle. The Gorgon device on the central figure's shield was a typical feature of Greek shield design. In Greek mythology the stare of the Gorgon Medusa was said to turn people to stone.
An artist's rendition of a surrender to a Greek army.
Fallen Greek Hoplite
An artist's impression of what a fallen Greek hoplite may have looked like.
Greek Warriors Stele
A marble stele depicting two Greek warriors. Taman Peninsula, 4th century BCE. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)
Battle of Salamis, 480 BCE
The distribution of the respective fleets of the Greek allied states (blue) against the Persian forces of Xerxes (red), 480 BCE. The Greeks would outmanoeuvre the Persians in the shallow waters of the straights and win a victory which would...
Kylix with Black-Figure Hoplites
A black-figure kylix (drinking cup) with Greek hoplite warriors. Tarentum, 550-520 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Taranto, Italy)