In ancient Greek history, the Classical period covers more or less the fifth and fourth centuries BC.
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.
The inside from a cup currently in the British Museum depicts Hades and his wife Persephone enjoying a drink together.
In this article, we explore two important concepts of the warrior ethos that was at the heart of ancient Greek culture.
Conventional wisdom regards nudity in Greek art as a “heroizing” element. But the reality is, of course, a bit more complex.
The Trojan hero Aeneas, made famous by Virgil’s epic poem, has been the subject of ancient texts and art going as far back as Homer.
The sculptor Pheidias, responsible for the reliefs of the Parthenon in Athens, may have been inspired by the Siphnian Treasury in Delphi.
The story of the Argive youths Cleobis and Biton gives an idea of how different the ancient Greek world view was from our own.
Roel Konijnendijk, Joshua Hall, Matthew Lloyd, Owen Rees, and Josho Brouwers talk about the ancient Greek hoplite.
A brief analysis of relationships between the Carthaginians and the Athenians shows that a more developed form of politics and warfare existed in the fifth century BC than is commonly thought.
From the museum at Paestum in Southern Italy comes this red-figure “fish plate”. But what is it exactly?