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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.
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.
Peloponnesian War
Image by Marsyas

Peloponnesian War

A map indicating the alliances and major battles of the Peloponnesian War in the Hellenic world (431-404 BCE).
Spartan Woman Bronze Statue
Image by Wikipedia User: Putinovac

Spartan Woman Bronze Statue

A bronze statue, likely of a Spartan woman. c. 500 BCE. (British Museum, London)
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.
Hoplite Warrior, Dodona
Image by O.Mustafin

Hoplite Warrior, Dodona

The bronze statuette from Dodona depicting a hoplite warrior.
Government in Ancient Greece
Quiz by Patrick Goodman

Government in Ancient Greece

Acropolis Agora Greek Archaic Period Archon Areopagus Aristocracy Assembly Boule City-State Greek Classical Period Democracy Demos Diarchy Ephor Gerousia Helot Hetaireiai Labyrinth Laconicism Minoan Monarchy Mycenaean Oligarchy Ostracism...
The Culture of Sparta
Book Review by Vic Kovacs

The Culture of Sparta

As part of a series titled Ancient Cultures and Civilizations, The Culture of Sparta by Vic Kovacs aims to present a simple, accessible overview of ancient Sparta. The volume is oriented towards a younger, K-12 audience. At only 31 pages...
Thermopylae: The Battle For The West
Book Review by Ernle Bradford

Thermopylae: The Battle For The West

Ernle Bradford’s Thermopylae: The Battle for the West is an exciting book for general enthusiasts of ancient history. This speedy read does not strictly focus on the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BCE), where Leonidas and the 300 Spartans...