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Trireme Hull with Bronze Ram
Image by Magnus Manske

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
Image by Jan van der Crabben

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
Image by The Creative Assembly

Greek Trireme in Battle

An artist's impression of what a Greek trireme warship may have looked like.
Athenian Hoplites
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Athenian Hoplites

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.
Greek Victory
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Greek Victory

An artist's rendition of a surrender to a Greek army.
Fallen Greek Hoplite
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Fallen Greek Hoplite

An artist's impression of what a fallen Greek hoplite may have looked like.
Greek Warriors Stele
Image by James Blake Wiener

Greek Warriors Stele

A marble stele depicting two Greek warriors. Taman Peninsula, 4th century BCE. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)
Battle of Salamis, 480 BCE
Image by Dept. of History, US Military Academy

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
Image by Mark Cartwright

Kylix with Black-Figure Hoplites

A black-figure kylix (drinking cup) with Greek hoplite warriors. Tarentum, 550-520 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Taranto, Italy)
Greek Trireme Shipsheds
Image by Zea Harbour Project

Greek Trireme Shipsheds

3D reconstruction of the shipsheds for the Athenian navy at Zea Harbour. Republished with permission from the Zea Harbour Project.