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Ancient Greece. Athens. Market flowers. 700-150 BC.

Ancient Greece. Athens. Market flowers. 700-150 BC.

Life in ancient Greece, from left: childhood, gymnastic exercises, studies, teacher, hospitality, marriage

Life in ancient Greece, from left: childhood, gymnastic exercises, studies, teacher, hospitality, marriage

Our magnificent picture is a painterly illustration of the terrified human exodus from Athens after the beautiful city was set alight by the invading Persian army. This act of supreme vandalism remained the greatest regret of Xerxes the Great, who went on to lose the Battle of Salamis.

Our magnificent picture is a painterly illustration of the terrified human exodus from Athens after the beautiful city was set alight by the invading Persian army. This act of supreme vandalism remained the greatest regret of Xerxes the Great, who went on to lose the Battle of Salamis.

The Ancient Greeks exercised naked.

Ancient Greece Facts: did you know that. Classical Greek culture, which flourished during the to centuries BC, had a powerful influence on the Roman Empire and provided the foundation of modern Western culture?

The Syracuse Expedition.  Unwilling to entrust the Syracuse expedition to just…

The Syracuse Expedition. Unwilling to entrust the Syracuse expedition to just…

Ancient Greek men are entertained by female performers at a feast.

Ancient Greek men are entertained by female performers at a feast.

Ancient Greek democracy, the world's first, lasted for only 185 years.

Ancient Greek democracy, the world's first, lasted for only 185 years.

Pericles, the Athenian statesman responsible for the construction of the Parthenon.  For over a decade, from 445 to 431 BC, he was the unchallenged leader of the city, and played a major part in building up the Athenian empire.  Note.  Image has been digitally enhanced to facilitate repro.

Pericles, the Athenian statesman responsible for the construction of the Parthenon

Ancient Greek costume. From left to right: chiton, exomis, man and woman in himation, chlamys, child\'s costume, two women in chitons, doric chiton...

Ancient Greek costume. From left to right: chiton, exomis, man and woman in himation, chlamys, child\'s costume, two women in chitons, doric chiton...

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