Ancient Naval Battle
This is a 3D rendition of how an ancient ship ramming an enemy vessel may have looked.
Greek Trireme [Illustration]
Model of a Greek Trireme. Displayed at Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany.
A 1st century CE bust of the Athenian statesman Pericles probably from a 5th century BCE original bronze. Provenance: Rome. (Vatican Museums, Rome).
Warfare & Battles in Ancient Greece
Darius I Cosmopolitan Delian League Diadochi Hoplite Hoplon Ionian Revolt Leonidas I Mardonius Miltiades Oblique Infantry Deployment Peace of Callias Pelopponesian League Phalanx Satrap Successor Themistocles Trireme Xerxes I
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...
Piraeus & The Long Walls
An illustration of the Long Walls fortifications which connected the city of Athens to its port of Piraeus from the 5th century BCE.
An idealised bust attributed to Athenian statesman and general Alcibiades (c. 451-403 BCE). Roman copy of a 4th century BCE original (Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome).
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.
A bronze 'Corinthian' helmet (6-5th century BCE). Olympia Archaeological Museum.
Battle of Cynossema
Battle of Cynossema, 411 BCE. Athenian fleet in blue, Spartan navy in red.