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Archaic

In the history of ancient Greece, the Archaic period is usually dated to between ca. 800 and 500 BC. Often, the date is extended down to around 480 BC Some authors hold that the Archaic period proper starts with the first supposedly historic event, the Olympic Games of 776 BC. Others have the Archaic period start at around 700 BC.

Cleobis and Biton

Cleobis and Biton

The story of the Argive youths Cleobis and Biton gives an idea of how different the ancient Greek world view was from our own.

Written by Josho Brouwers

The ancient Greek hoplite

The ancient Greek hoplite

Roel Konijnendijk, Joshua Hall, Matthew Lloyd, Owen Rees, and Josho Brouwers talk about the ancient Greek hoplite.

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The Battle of the Champions

The Battle of the Champions

One of the most interesting battles mentioned by the Greek historian Herodotus is perhaps the “Battle of the Champions”, fought between the Spartans and the Argives.

Written by Josho Brouwers