Gallery | Amazons

An alternative ending to the Iliad reads "and then an Amazon came...". Achilles will fall in love with that Amazon—Penthesileia. Hector had married Andromache, who has an Amazonian name. And Herakles and Theseus fought Amazons. In this Gallery we will look at visual representations of Amazons. Read more

Gallery | Clothes, Warriors, and Weapons

We have had many wonderful discussions about clothes and weapons. Here are two words from the Forum discussion about clothes and armor: κυνέη [kuneē], 'greaves' and θώραξ [thōrax], ‘breastplate’. In the Gallery below, there is a picture of Pericles with a helmet. It is said that he always wore a helmet because his head had a strange shape. Read more