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
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...
Modern illustration of a 4th century BCE Greek hoplite.
A map indicating the alliances and major battles of the Peloponnesian War in the Hellenic world (431-404 BCE).
Spartan Woman Bronze Statue
A bronze statue, likely of a Spartan woman. c. 500 BCE. (British Museum, London)
Greek Hoplites [Artist's Impression]
An artist's rendition of how Greek hoplites may have appeared.
Hoplite Warrior, Dodona
The bronze statuette from Dodona depicting a hoplite warrior.
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
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
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...