Greece

On this website, Greece is used to refer more or less to the area occupied by the modern state of Greece, even though in ancient times the Greek world extended into Anatolia and well beyond the confines of the Aegean Sea.

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?

Crouching Aphrodite

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Crouching Aphrodite

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Sculptures featuring the goddess Aphrodite (Venus) crouching were popular in the Graeco-Roman world. Why would that be?

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.