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A section of a Greek trireme (restoration).  The Athenian trireme was a ship having three banks of oars.  The oarsmen were placed in tiers, the top row wielding the longest oars.  The ship was about 115 feet long, with a height above water of 10 feet and a width across decks of 18 feet.
The death of Socrates.  From a modern painting.  The philosopher is awaiting the cup of hemlock poison which is to bring about his death.  With him are friends, including Plato and his pupil Crito.
Greek school teacher, pupil, and pedagogue.  From an ancient Greek vase painting.  The teacher is instructing the pupil from a parchment roll.  Between them, hanging on the wall, is shown a lyre.
Ancient Greece.  The Acropolis of Athens.
Pass of Thermopylae.  At the time of Leonidas the pass was a path under the cliff about 40 feet wide.
Hercules Slaying the Nemean Lion
Greek Trireme
Death of Socrates
Classical Greek Education
Acropolis of Athens
Pass of Thermopylae
In the agora or market place, Athens.  Ancient Greece.
The Nike or Winged Victory of Samothrace.  Ancient Greek sculpture.
Clay tablet from Crete, showing Minoan writing.
Alexander the Great of Macedon.  From a bust in the Louvre.
Diana of Versailles.  A marble statue now in the Louvre.
Neptune.  A colossal marble statue found in Melos and now in the National Museum at Athens, Greece.  The trident in his right hand is the emblem of the sea god.
Agora of Athens
Winged Victory of Samothrace
Minoan Writing
Alexander the Great of Macedon
Diana of Versailles
Neptune, God of the Sea
Foot race.  From a Grecian vase painting.  The figures are painted in black on a red ground.
Alexander the Great
Map of Greece at the time of the Peloponnesian War.
Death of Alexander the Great.  From a modern painting.  Around his bed were gathered his generals.  They asked whom he wished to succeed him.  Drawing his signet ring from his finger, he said, "To the strongest."
Plan of the Acropolis of Athens
Greek Foot Race
Alexander the Great Discovering the Body of Darius of Persia
Alexander the Great
Map of Greece during Peloponnesian War
Death of Alexander the Great of Macedon
Porch of Maidens attached to the Erechtheum.  This building, on the Acropolis was, next to the Parthenon, the most important building of the great age of Greek sculpture.  The Maidens stand four on the front and one on each end supporting with their heads the top of the portico.  This is the best example of using human forms in place of columns.
Modern production of a play of Euripides.  The chorus in the old Greek play was a company of singers who both took part in the action and served as interpreters of it to the audience.  They are represented in the picture by the groups in dark robes standing in the circular space of the orchestra around the altar.  The part of the chorus gradually decreased in importance as the number of actors was increased.  The stage or scene was always very simple in structure.  The picture is from The Trojan Women, as presented in the Stadium at the College of the City of New York in 1915.
Map of ancient classical Greece in the Fifth Century B.C.E.
Porch of Maidens
The School of Athens
Greek Theatre
Map of the Battle of Marathon 
Map of Classical Greece
Map of the Battle of Arbela
Map of ancient Greece and the Greek colonies.
Development of the alphabet: Egyptian hieroglyphic; Egyptian hieratic (or Coptic), a script form of hieroglyphic; Phoenician; Greek; Roman (Latin).  Chart with words (hawk, crane, throne, hand, meander) and corresponding figures or letters for sounds.
Greek school teacher, pupil, and pedagogue.  From an ancient Greek vase painting.  The teacher is instructing the pupil from a parchment roll.  Between them, hanging on the wall, is shown a lyre.  Version in light blue.
Map of Greece and the Greek Colonies
Map of Alexander's Empire
History of the Alphabet
The Victors of Salamis
Ancient Greek Ship
Classical Education in Blue 
Greek warrior.  Ancient Greece.
Map of the siege of Tyre.
"Discobolus" of Myron.  Marble copy of a famous bronze statue made by the Greek sculptor Myron.  "Discobolus" means "discus thrower."
So-called "Throne of Minos" found at Cnossus in Crete.  (King Minos, Minoan civilization, Knossos.)
Orders of Greek architecture.  The three styles of architecture are distinguished by the form of the columns.  The Doric was the oldest and simplest, the column having a simple capital and no distinct base.  The more slender Ionic column rested on a base, and the capital was adorned with a spiral roll.  The Corinthian, latest of all and a modification of the Ionic, had a capital embellished with designs taken from the acanthus leaf.  The modern "skyscrapers" may be compared with the plan of the Greek column, the lower stories and the top being decorated and the rest of the building left plain like the shaft of the column.
Ulysses and Other Heroes of the Trojan War
Greek Hoplite Warrior
Map of the Siege of Tyre
"Discobolus" of Myron
Throne of Minos
Orders of Classical Greek Architecture
Heroes of the Trojan War: (left to right) Menelaus, Paris, Diomedes, Ulysses, Nestor, Achilles, and Agamemnon
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