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An excellent photo of the snow-covered landscape in Thessaloniki & the statue of Alexander the Great of Macedon (Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας).
 
Alexander of Macedon created one of the largest empires of the ancient world and never lost a battle. He is widely considered by historians to be one of history's most successful tacticians and commanders.
 
 
Photo: G.Dodouras
 
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OMG  how fortunate for you! and me as well, because now I have something to look forward to. Good one John.
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An extraordinary artifact, a Roman mosaic from the 1st century BC of Plato's Academy which was recovered from the villa of T. Siminius Stephanus in Pompeii.
 
Today the incredible detail of this magnificent object can be viewed at the Museo Archeologico di Napoli (National Archaeological Museum).
 
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A scene from the motion picture, "The Last Samurai" starring Tom Cruise with Ken Watanabe as Lord Moritsugu Katsumoto, the leader of the Samurai, who is based on the great Samurai warrior, Saigō Takamori (Takanaga) (西郷 隆盛 (隆永). 
 
The film was inspired by another one of history's great last stands, the Battle of Shiroyama which occurred on September 24, 1877 in Kagoshima (鹿児島市), Japan when 400 intrepid Samurai warriors fought to the death against the Imperial Japanese Army which numbered 30,000. Coincidentally, "The Last Samurai" had several references to the Spartans and the Battle of Thermopylae.
 
Image (c) 2003 - Warner Bros.
 
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The image presents one of the best paintings of the surviving Spartan and Thespian warriors before their deaths during the last stand at Thermopylae (480 BC).

This a much more accurate depiction of the combatants of this battle than that portrayed in the movie, "300". For example, in the movie, with the exception of King Leonidas of Sparta, the Spartan warriors were all uniform in appearance. In actuality, at Thermopylae they most likely would have worn different style helmets and if they had a crest on their helmet, chances are they weren't all the same color.

Painting: "Thermopylae 480BC, Spartan and Thespaian Hoplites" by Chris Collingwood

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An absolutely remarkable image of the ancient Greek-influenced Theater of Taormina.

Built in the third century BC, the theater encompasses many of the features of those built throughout Greece. The structure was rebuilt upon the foundations of an older theater of the Greek period when it was expanded by the Romans.

The seating capacity is for approximately 4,500 spectators who while listening to the performers also can view off into the distance Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea. It truly is a spectacular vista.
 
Attribution: Villa Duomo Taormina
 
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A wonderful photo of the winged sphinx from the Palace of Darius the Great in Persepolis, which is dated from the 5th century BCE.

The photograph was taken in the 1930's during the University of Chicago's expedition to Persepolis, when the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire was excavated from 1931 through 1939 by Oriental Institute archaeologists Ernst Herzfeld and Erich Schmidt.

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An exceptional aerial view of the snow-covered citadel, the Acropolis of Athens, which includes the celebrated Parthenon.
 
Attribution: Antonis Nikolopoulos - Eurokinissi- via REUTERS
 
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A poignant tribute to the 300 elite warriors known as the Sacred Band of Thebes who were slain during the Battle of Chaeronea on August 2nd, 338 BC. Their defeat was a result of the Macedonian phalanx and tactics employed by Philip II and his son, Alexander who fought in the battle.

Approximately 30 years earlier, another contingent of this elite unit was responsible for the decisive defeat of the Spartans on July 6th, 371 BC at the Battle of Leuctra, which effectively ended Spartan hegemony.

Attribution: Odysses

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The image is of a Spartan hoplite (ca. 500 BC) wearing the famous Corinthian helmet and armed with the panoply of the classical age warrior of ancient Greece.

The scarlet/crimson cloak that is draped over the Spartiati warrior has remained synonymous with the Spartans and bravery. On the left side of the warrior's hip is the sword (xiphos) which would be used as a secondary weapon if the spear broke.

Illustration - Peter Connolly

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Καλημέρα Γιάννη!!! Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο! 😄😄Πολύ ωραία ανάρτηση! 😄😄 Ως συνήθως! Σ ευχαριστώ για όσα μαθαίνω! 🙌🙌🙌
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The beauty of the colossal ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens is enhanced by the layer of lustrous snow.

Dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, the temple wasn't completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD, despite construction having started in the 6th century BC.

Even though the temple has been denuded of much of its material, its grandeur is still apparent in this image.

Attribution: GettyImages

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The magnificent Tomb of the Fighters of Salamis (Σαλαμινομάχοι), which was dedicated to the ancient Greeks or Hellenes (Έλληνες) who fought during the naval battle in September 480 BC.
 
It is considered to be the turning point of the Graeco-Persian Wars (Ναυμαχία της Σαλαμίνας) and an important victory following the defeat at Thermopylae a month earlier.
 
Photograph: Vagelis Diplaridis
 
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For sure 10 years later in 490 BC,...........was the year of
my man Miltiades the younger.
A Pivitol turning point in the history of this civilisation
TOP POST has awoken my senses...............
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If there is an image that has become synonymous with the island of Delos it is the iconic 'Terrace of Lions'. The lions that are outdoors are copies, since the originals were transferred to the Archaeological Museum of Delos (Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Δήλου) in 1999 to prevent erosion from the elements.

This fantastic black and white image of the original lions was taken by French photographer, Michel Gidon in 1959.

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Lecturer of ancient Greek warfare (including the Battles of Marathon, Plataea, Thermopylae and Artemisium). Consultant relative to the armor and weapons of ancient Greek warriors. Historical adviser of "The Hellenic Warriors" living history group, which recreates, displays and presents panoplies for media usage, museums, schools and universities.
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