A hoplite (from ta hopla meaning tool or equipment) was the most common type of heavily armed foot-soldier in ancient Greece...
A 5th century BCE marble figure of a Spartan hoplite, perhaps of Leonidas in memory of his sacrifice at the Battle...
Leonidas I of Sparta
Leonidas was the Spartan king who famously led a small band of Greek allies at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BCE where...
Map of Classical Greek Sanctuaries
Map of the main religious sanctuaries of classical Greece. The following gods' sanctuaries are marked in colour: Aphrodite...
The Battle on the plain of Marathon in September 490 BCE between Greeks and the invading forces of Persian King Darius...
Novelist Nick Brown on 'The Wooden Walls of Thermopylae
Jan van der Crabben, CEO & Founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia (AHE), recently sat down with Nick Brown...
A peltast was a type of Greek infantryman who was usually armed with a javelin and who carried a light shield. Originating...
Persian Archers at Darius' palace at Susa. Exhibited in Pergamon Museum / Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin.
Following the crucial Greek victory at the naval Battle of Salamis in September 480 BCE, Xerxes’ planned invasion...
Sparta was one of the most important Greek city-states throughout the Archaic and Classical periods and was famous for...