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An exceptional aerial photo which provides a panoramic view of the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion (Ναός του Ποσειδώνα, Σούνιο).

The image is an outstanding image which reinforces the majesty of ancient Greek architecture.

#Greece #Archaeology #Classics

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A statue of the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite.

The sculpture is known by its Roman equivalent, the ‘Mazarin Venus’, a Roman sculpture which dates to the 2nd century. I have started a new collection relative to ancient Rome and will include statues of the Roman gods and godessess. I hope you consider joining/following me:

https://plus.google.com/collection/YjzrEE

This magnificent artwork is on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in California.

#Greek #Mythology #Museums

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An outstanding photo of the promontory of Cape Sounion where King Aegeus leapt after believing his son, Theseus had died...today, it is the Aegean Sea.

#Greek #Mythology #Classics

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Considered the best copy, ca. 1st c. AD of the lost bronze work of the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, it is designated the "Aphrodite of Fréjus".

This magnificent work of art is on display at the Louvre in Paris.

#Museums #Sculptures #Greek #Mythology

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A wonderful tribute to the Homeric hero, Odysseus (Ὀδυσσεύς) on the island of Ithaca (Ιθάκη), home of the legendary king who devised the plan behind the Trojan Horse (Δούρειος Ίππος).

The strategy led to the victory of the Achaeans (Greeks) over the Trojans which resulted in the fall of Troy (Ἴλιος).

Comments are always welcome!

Attribution: Vasileios Avramidis

#Greek #Mythology #Classics

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An excellent illustration of the Trojan prince, Hector (Ἕκτωρ), who was the best warrior from the city of Troy. The armor that is depicted is from the era when the Trojan War would have occurred ca. 1200 BC.

I hope you visit the newest collection relative to ancient Rome which has been updated today. It will include many of the myths, battles, armor, etc. attributed to the Romans. I hope you consider joining/following via the link below:

https://plus.google.com/collection/YjzrEE

Artist: Christos Giananopoulos

#Greek #Mythology #Classics

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A wonderful illustration of a 4th century, BC. Thespian warrior from the region of Boeotia. The Thespians are remembered for their valiant defense of Thermopylae in 480 BC, who died during the last stand along with the 300 Spartans.

In this image, in lieu of the famous Corinthian helmet, the hoplite is wearing the Pilos helmet which increased visibility and hearing. The shield device is the crescent moon which is associated with the warriors from the city-state of Thespiae.

Attribution: Christos Giannopoulos

#MilitaryHistory #Warfare #Greece

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While the concentration of this collection has been the heavily-armed Greek hoplites, I would be remiss not to include other types of warriors who were integral in the development of ancient Greek warfare, such as the peltast (πελταστής).

The peltast carried a smaller and lighter shield, wore no armor and carried javelins. Since he wasn't encumbered with the weight of his heavier armored opponent, the peltast was able to maneuver more easily and discharge his weapon and evade the hoplite who stayed within the confines of the phalanx...more to follow on this peltast in future posts.

Artist: Johnny Shumate

#MilitaryHistory #Greece #Warfare

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A powerful statue recently dedicated in Thessaly to her favorite son, the ancient Greek hero whom Homer described as the 'swift-footed', Achilles (Αχιλλέας).

Photo: Pavlos Papadopoulos

#Greek #Mythology #Classics

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An amazing Etruscan chariot (ca. 6th c. BC) depicting the ancient Greek hero, Achilles receiving armor from his mother, Thetis.

The chariot is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

#Museums #Greek #Mythology

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