“Hoplites” of the seventh century BC were “men of bronze”. A few centuries later, they had shed most of their armour, as a marble lekythos in Leiden shows.
After sailing away from Cephalonia, our first stop on the mainland is the city of Megara, oddly referred to as “Megaris” in the game.
Set around the start of the Peloponnesian War (431 BC), Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey offers an interesting take on ancient Greece.
Any book that attempts to understand Early Rome is fraught with difficulty; some sink while others float. Thomas Dynneson’s work may be found somewhere in between.
Near Orvieto, in the Italian region of Umbria, there are the remains of an Etruscan necropolis that dates to the sixth century BC. The site is today known as Crocifisso del tufo.
The little known wife of the Successor King Lysimachus, Amastris, is arguably the first true Hellenistic queen as she embodies the entanglement of Persian and Greco-Macedonian traditions.
This article offers a closer look at a mummy portrait of a young woman in the collection of the Allard Pierson Museum.
The Italian town of Assisi, famed as the birthplace of Saint Francis, has some impressive Roman remains, including a temple to Minerva.
Recovered from the painted Etruscan tombs at Porano, near Orvieto, is a bronze panoply of the third quarter of the fourth century BC.
The archaeological museum of Orvieto features wall-paintings from Etruscan tombs found in the nearby village of Porano.