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Roman Teatre of Salamis, Cyprus
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Roman Teatre of Salamis, Cyprus

The Roman theatre of Salamis in Cyprus was built during the reign of Augustus (beginning of 1st century CE) and completed during the years of Trajan and Hadrian (beginning of 2nd century CE). It originally had 50 rows of seats (just 18 remain...
The Gymnasium Pool of Salamis, Cyprus
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The Gymnasium Pool of Salamis, Cyprus

Marble pool at the north-east corner of the Gymnasium's portico of Salamis in Cyprus. The pool is surrounded by headless statues dating back to the 2nd century CE (Trajanic/Hadrianic).
Kambanopetra Basilica in Salamis, Cyprus
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Kambanopetra Basilica in Salamis, Cyprus

The Kambanopetra Basilica of Salamis in Cyprus was built in the 4th century CE. It was an impressive complex with a large colonnaded rectangular courtyard and porticoes on all four sides, adjoining a three-aisled basilica.
Trireme
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Trireme

The trireme (triērēs) was the devastating warship of the ancient Mediterranean with three banks of oars. Fast, manoeuvrable, and with a bronze-sheathed ram on the prow to sink an enemy ship, the trireme permitted Athens to build its maritime...
Battle of Salamis, 480 BCE
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Battle of Salamis, 480 BCE

Illustration of the Battle of Salamis (480 BCE) by Zvonimir Grbasic. Courtesy of Ancient Warfare Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers.
Battle of Salamis, 480 BCE
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Battle of Salamis, 480 BCE

The distribution of the respective fleets of the Greek allied states (blue) against the Persian forces of Xerxes (red), 480 BCE. The Greeks would outmanoeuvre the Persians in the shallow waters of the straights and win a victory which would...
Hoplite
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Hoplite

A hoplite (from ta hopla meaning tool or equipment) was the most common type of heavily armed foot-soldier in ancient Greece from the 7th to 4th centuries BCE, and most ordinary citizens of Greek city-states with sufficient means were expected...
Warfare & Battles in Ancient Greece
Lesson Packby Patrick Goodman

Warfare & Battles in Ancient Greece

We have prepared four lesson plans including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Multiple choice quiz questions in an excel format. Glossary of keywords and concepts in an excel format. Open questions...
Persian Wars
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Persian Wars

The Persian Wars refers to the conflict between Greece and Persia in the 5th century BCE which involved two invasions by the latter in 490 and 480 BCE. Several of the most famous and significant battles in history were fought during the...
Warfare in Classical Greece
Collectionby Mark Cartwright

Warfare in Classical Greece

The ancient Greek city-states were in a constant rivalry for land, resources and power which meant that warfare became an ever-present aspect of life. Athens and Sparta were famous rivals throughout the Classical period but other cities like...
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