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Talos, the bronze guardian

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Talos, the bronze guardian

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An Attic red-figure vase of the early fourth century BC depicts the death of Talos, the bronze guardian of the island of Crete.

The aspis

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The aspis

A global shield

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A round shield, with a double grip, swept the Mediterranean by storm. But why did this happen?

Names of ancient Greek ships

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Names of ancient Greek ships

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Did the ancient Greeks name their ships? The answer to that is yes. And with rare exception, the ships were given female names.