In ancient Greek history, the Classical period covers more or less the fifth and fourth centuries BC.
The best known type of Greek helmet is known as “Corinthian”. Is this because there is incontrovertible evidence that ancient Corinth was the place where this type of helmet was first invented?
A statue group currently in Naples serves as the start of a brief discussion of tyranny in ancient Athens.
A brief look at a depiction of an armed youth on the inside of a beautiful red-figure cup from Rhodes.
The typical Greek word for shield was not hoplon, and the hoplite is therefore not named after it. Yet, the myth persists.
A beautiful Attic cup, currently in the British Museum, depicts the major labours performed by the hero Theseus.
A well-made graphic novel set in Classical Athens, following the adventures of the fictional Leander.
The graphic novel Three offers an interesting, well-researched look at life as a helot in ancient Laconia.
A look at ancient Greek swords, with particular reference to blades from the Archaic and Classical periods.
A beautiful plaque currently in the British Museum depicts Bellerophon on Pegasus fighting the terrible Chimera.
The so-called Archaeology by Thucydides offers the famed ancient Greek historian’s view of his people’s early history.