On the Road to Ithaca
Statue of King Leonidas - Thermopylae...1964..we went in two cars -- mom dad nick heleni and thea elizabeth... and five kids - the three of us and two of nick's three girls. i climbed to the top of the mound with dad and stood there. then he said, we are standing on the tomb of the 300, warriors from Sparta that held this pass against thousands...
Greek helmet made in South Italy, 350-300 BC. Bronze. The elaborate decoration on this helmet suggests that it was strictly ceremonial and not intended to be worn into battle. Details added in relief and incision include eyebrows, hair curls over a diadem (headband), and cheek guards adorned with side locks and a striding animal. The crowning griffin’s head, wings, and spiraled feather holders were added last.
Ares: The god of war, bloodlust, violence, manly courage, and civil order. The son of Zeus and Hera, he was depicted as either a mature, bearded warrior dressed in battle arms, or a nude beardless youth with helm and spear. His attributes are golden armour and a bronze-tipped spear. His sacred animals are the vulture, venomous snakes, alligators, dogs, and boars. Patron god of Sparta.
The Peloponnese in Greece is home to historic ruins such as Olympia and Sparta.
Parthenon at night on Acropolis Athens Greece
Greek Female Etruscan, 150-120 B.C
Treasures of the Odryssian Warriors. Thracian Gold Crown. 4th C. B.C. The Odrissae Thracian Kingdom reached its most glorious time in the 4th C. B.C. The horsemen were the most important part of the Thracian army, its pride and glory. The exhibition showcases the best of the artifacts related to the life and battles of these famous warriors who defied Alexander the Great and his father, Philip the Great.
Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses
Ring Decorated with a Seated Figure of Athena Carved in Intaglio 300-280 BC
Wine Cup with Dionysus, Greece, 360-250 BC, The J. Paul Getty Museum
Greek Art, The Mercenary by alanlathwell on dA