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Ancient Greek colonies and their dialect groupings in Southern Italy (Magna Graecia).
Author/Creator: unknown, Licence:
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The Olympian gods. Depicted clockwise from top center are: Zeus, Hephaestus, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, Artemis, Poseidon, Eros, Aphrodite, Ares, Dionysus, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, Hera.
Fresco of dancing Peucetian women from the Tomb of the Dancers in the Corso Cotugno necropolis of Ruvo di Puglia.
Author/Creator: Cattette, Licence: CC BY 4.0
This map depicts the Hellenistic world in late 281 BC after the death of Lysimachus but before the murder of Seleucus I. Boundaries are based on various Wikipedia articles. Pergamon's status as independent or nominally under Seleucid control is unclear, but it is shown as independent on this map.
Historical lakes and coastlines are derived from the Ancient World Mapping Center .The boundaries of the peripheral kingdoms are based on these maps File:Bosporan Kingdom growth map-en.svg File:Hellenistic world and Maurya Empire 281 BCE.png
Author/Creator: Carole Raddato from FRANKFURT, Germany, Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0
The great theater of Epidaurus, designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4th century BC, Sanctuary of Asklepeios at Epidaurus, Greece
Indo-Greek map in color. Personal drawing 2007.
Map of the Kingdom of Pontus, Before the reign of Mithridates VI (darkest purple), after his conquests (purple), and his conquests in the first Mithridatic wars (pink); little adds (ancient shorelines & some greek colonies under Mithridate's rule) according with V. Yanko-Hombach, A.S. Gilbert, N. Panin, P. M. Dolukhanov: The Black Sea Flood Question: Changes in Coastline, Climate, and Human Settlement, Springer, Netherlands, 2007, and with Appianus, Plutarchus & Strabo.
Exceptional for its size and its craftsmanship, the Vix Krater is made of several pieces, and weighs 208.6 kg in total. The vase is made of a single sheet of beaten bronze and weighs around 60 kg. The base is rounded, with a maximum diameter of 1.27 m. It has a capacity of 1100 litres. The thickness of the sides varies between 1 and 1.3 mm, and there is no sign of welding. The foot is cast, and has a diameter of 74 cm and weighs 20.2 kg. It is decorated with classical motifs and stylised vegetation. The handles are cast in bronze and weigh around 46 kg. The volutes (the spiral shapes on the top of the handles) are 55 cm high, and are richly decorated with grimacing gorgons. The neck of the vessel is decorated with images of soldiers in relief. Eight chariots driven by charioteers are each followed by an armed hoplite on foot. The lid, made of a sheet of beaten bronze weighing 13.8 kg, has an 18 cm-high statuette of a woman in the center.
Achaean League 150 BC.
Author/Creator: Giovanni Dall'Orto., Licence: Attribution
The Antikythera Mechanism, a Hellenistic astronomical computer, on display in room 38 of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Picture by Giovanni Dall'Orto, November 11 2009.
Temple Apollo, Corinth. Acrocorinth in the background.
Author/Creator: Munion, Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0
Pergamon in 188BCE, based on https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Asia_Minor_188_BCE.jpg
Inheritance law, part of the Law Code of Gortyn, Crete, fragment of the 11th column. Limestone, 5th century BC.
Author/Creator: G.dallorto, Licence: Attribution
Geometric-style box in the shape of a barn. On display in the Ancient Agora Museum in Athens, housed in the Stoa of Attalus. From early geometric cremation burial of a pregnant wealthy woman, 850 BC. Picture by Giovanni Dall'Orto, November 9 2009.
Author/Creator: Dorieo, Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0
14-16: Broad gold finger rings.
17-19: Gold finger rings
20: Pair of gold earrings with trapezoid endingsFinds are part of an early Geometric Cremation Burial of a Pregnant Wealthy Woman (from the N.W. of the Areopagus). About 850 BC. Ancient Agora Museum (Athens)
Hypnos and Thanatos carrying the body of Sarpedon from the battlefield of Troy. Detail from an Attic white-ground lekythos, ca. 440 BC.
Author/Creator: Cristian Bortes from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Licence: CC BY 2.0
Marble portrait heads of four philosophers in the British Museum. From foreground: Socrates, Antisthenes, Chrysippos, Epicurus. All are Roman copies after Hellenistic originals.
Bust of Pericles wearing a Corinthian helmet. Marble, Roman copy after a Greek original.