Explorers of the Ancient World

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This is an interesting map depicting the routes followed by the most renowned explorers of the Ancient World.

Phoenician, Greek, Punic, Egyptian, Persian and other ‘pathfinders’ or More

Αρχαία ελληνικά αλφάβητα

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Ενας σημαντικός πίνακας από γερμανικό βιβλίο με μερικά μόνο από τα αρχαία ελληνικά αλφάβητα. Από αριστερά προς τα δεξιά, παρουσιάζονται: More

Hoplite phalanx reenactment

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A fine reenactment of a hoplite phalanx by the Australian historical reenactment group Sidney Ancients. Kudos to them for their work.


Seleucid troops

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A fine representation of Seleucid troops from a Russian journal as I can recall. Kudos to the creators. As I can see, from left to right there are a Seleucid Elite trooper


Sarissae upright: the Macedonian phalanx advancing on the battlefield

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A nice detail from (I suppose) Oliver Stone’s film on the life of Alexander the Great. We mostly see on depictions, images, reconstructions etc, the Macedonian phalanx in battle contact with the enemy force, fighting it (e.g. in the well-known exquisite artwork by Johnny Shumate below). More

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