Gymnastic exercises of Spartan boys in ancient Greece
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.
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?