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 beautiful plaque currently in the British Museum depicts Bellerophon on Pegasus fighting the terrible Chimera.
Bellerophon, originally from Corinth, was one of the earliest ancient Greek heroes. He made a name for himself as a monster-slayer and as the one who managed to tame the winged horse Pegasus.