Ships in the Ancient Mediterranean
The Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans all prospered in the ancient Mediterranean thanks to their mastery of the sea which allowed them to fish, trade, win naval battles and establish new cities far from their own coastal waters. In...
Gymnasium of Salamis, Cyprus
The gymnasium of Salamis in Cyprus, with its colonnaded palaestra, was built over the ruins of an earlier Hellenistic gymnasium in the 2nd century CE during the reigns of Trajan and Hadrian after Salamis had been greatly damaged during the...
Roman Sculptures from Salamis, Cyprus
Sculptures from the Gymnasium of Salamis, 2nd century CE. Cyprus Museum, Nicosia.
The Latrines of Salamis, Cyprus
The latrines of the gymnasium of Salamis in Cyprus. They were a semicircular structure with a roof supported on columns and had a capacity of 44.
Bath Complex of Salamis, Cyprus
The bath complex of Salamis had a sweating-room, marble-lined pools, cold and hot rooms and an exposed hypocaust (underfloor heating system). The building was decorated with stunning mythological-themed mosaics and frescoes.
Fresco with Hylas in Salamis, Cyprus
Fresco in the bath complex of Salamis in Cyprus depicting the myth of Hylas and the water nymphs, end of 3rd century CE.
Battle of Plataea
The Battle of Plataea was a land battle between Greeks and Persians near the small town of Plataea in Boeotia in 479 BCE. Following up their naval victory at the Battle of Salamis in September 480 BCE against the same enemy, the Greeks again...
The Greco-Persian Wars or Persian Wars were a series of battles in the 5th century BCE between Greece and Persia. This series of wars consisted of some famous battles; Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis and Plataea which resulted in a Greek victory...
Helen is a Greek tragedy by Euripides (c. 484-407 BCE). It is usually thought to have first been performed at the Great Dionysia of 412 BCE and was part of the trilogy that included Euripides' lost Andromeda. Helen recounts an unusual version...
The Persian Wars: Ancient Greece vs. the Achaemenid Persian Empire
The Persian Wars, also known as the Greco Persian Wars, were a series of battles fought between Ancient Greece and the Achaemenid Persian Empire in the 5th century BCE. The most famous of these battles are the Battle of Marathon, the Battle...