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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...
Spartan Warriors
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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.
Greek Hoplite
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Greek Hoplite

Modern illustration of a 4th century BCE Greek hoplite.
Peloponnesian War
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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
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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
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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...
Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind
Book Review by Edith Hall

Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

Edith Hall has a very interesting approach to providing an overview of Ancient Greek history and culture. Rather than a simple linear narrative, Hall presents the reader with something altogether more playful. In her Introduction, she sets...