Sunday, October 2, 2022

Ancient Greece, part 8 – Art and Architecture

The Origins of Greek Art In the nineteenth century, it was generally believed that Greek art had developed by itself with little or no outside...

The Battle of Plataea

A summary of the Battle of Plataea, which effectively ended the Persian Invasion of 480 B.C.E After Salamis After the Battle of Salamis in 480 B.C.E,...

Miltiades

After the death of his brother Stesagoras (some time in the last quarter of the 6th century BC), Miltiades the son of Cimon was...

The Birth and Youth of the Greek Warrior Achilles

Achilles, one of the greatest of the ancient Greek warriors, was the son of Peleus of Thessaly and a sea nymph named Thetis. According to...

A History Written in Stone

How much do we personally know about Ancient Greece? Most of us can say that we know that the Olympics began there, that...

The Unmovable Spartans

The Spartans were the powerful inhabitants of the southern Peloponnesus, a large peninsula in Southern Greece. Their power and prominence was most notable from...

Amazons – A Race of Women Warriors

Since classical times, the word 'Amazonian' has been applied to strong, self-sufficient women who eschew the company of men. Recently, a member of the British...