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Ancient Greek shield blazons

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Ancient Greek shield blazons

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Greek shields from at least the later eighth century BC onwards were often decorated with abstract or figurative blazons.

The hoplite's "hoplon"

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The hoplite's "hoplon"

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The typical Greek word for shield was not hoplon, and the hoplite is therefore not named after it. Yet, the myth persists.

A portrait of Socrates?

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A portrait of Socrates?

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There are many portraits of the Athenian philosopher Socrates. But do these accurately reflect what he might have looked like?

300 (2006)

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300 (2006)

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An in-depth look at the good, bad, and downright ugly aspects of Zack Snyder’s movie 300, based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel.