In ancient Greek history, the Classical period covers more or less the fifth and fourth centuries BC.
According to prophecy, Troy wouldn’t fall until a number of conditions had been met. One of them was the death of the Trojan prince Troilus.
The story of Arion and the dolphin is an entertaining and almost certainly fictitious tale that may, however, have a deeper meaning.
Grave stelae can bring us face to face with people from the past. Take, for example, the gravestone of Mnesarete, daughter of Socrates.
Two depictions of the sack of Troy in Greek art give us different perspectives on how the ancient Greeks used the myth of the Trojan War.
A closer look at a stele from the fourth century BC, currently in Munich, that marked the grave of Demetrius, who probably died in battle.
Different types of government use different language. A short treaty from Athens provides an example of this from the ancient world.
In ancient Greece, serious crimes were punishable by death. What forms did the death penalty take in Classical Athens?
In this article, we examine the differences between red- and black-figure vases and go through the process of how they were made.
In ancient Greek mythology, there is a dearth of stories centred on female heroines. An important exception is the fearless Atalanta.
In the distant past, when Assyria still reigned supreme, two tribes of nomadic horsemen wreaked havoc across Asia. They were known as the Cimmerians and the Scythians.