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Ancient Greece: Pictures and Photos
Images and art pictures relating to Ancient Greece.

Acropolis at Lindos Acropolis at Lindos. Temple and Cliff. c250-200 BC. Rhodes. [Image from Yale University]

Acropolis at night Greece, Athens, The Acropolis (meaning `high city`) is the most important ancient monument in the western hemisphere. The first temples were built in Mycenean times (1450-1200 BC), the ruins still standing date from the early 5th century BC. (Tony Stone Images)

Acropolis, Greece (Model) Corbis Images [Ancient Greece] [Images]

Ancient Greek Armour, Shields and Helmets Hoplite Armour and more (includes some less used parts such as perimerides, pericheirida, perisphyra) The defensive armour most used consisted of four pieces: helmet (kranos), cuirass (thorax), shield (aspis) and greaves (knimis). A weapon is called hoplon from which panoply and hoplite (a man with weapons) is derived (initially the shield was called hoplon (üðëïí) but today hoplon is a general name for weapon). It was kept holding the antilabe in the border of the shield.

Ancient street in front of Celsus Library Turkey, Ephesus, tourists on (Tony Stone Images)

Ancient Theatre in Turkey Turkey, Antalya, Perge, reliefs of river god Cestus. Greek & Roman Cultures, impt. Greek city, reached peak as Roman city 1-4c.AD (Tony Stone Images)

Aphrodite of Cyrene Roman, after Hellenistic original: Aphrodite of Cyrene, 1st Century. Marble, H. 67 1/2 in. (171.5 cm.). Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina and from the North Carolina Art Society. The North Carolina Museum of Art at North Carolina State University.

Aphrodite of Melos ( Greek (Hellenistic): Aphrodite of Melos ("Venus di Milo"): detail, head in profile. ca. 150-100 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Aphrodite, Eros and Pan Greek, Hellenistic (Delos): Aphrodite, Eros and Pan: ca. 100 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Areopagus (Mars Hill), Athens In classical times, the Areopagus functioned as the chief homicide court of Athens. Ares was supposed to have been tried here by the Gods for the murder of Poseidon's son Alirrothios. Another legend states that the hill was the site of the trial of Orestes for killing his stepmother and her lover, Clytemnestra and Aegisthus. In pre-classical times (before the 5th century BC), the Areopagus was the council of elders of the city, like the Roman Senate. Like the Senate, its membership derived from those who had held high public office, in this case that of Archon. In 462 BC, Ephialtes put through reforms which deprived the Areopagus of almost all its functions except that of a murder tribunal. At the foot of the Areopagus was a temple dedicated to the Erinyes where murderers used to find shelter so as not to face the consequences of their actions. Near the Areopagus was also constructed the basilica of Dionysius Areopagites. [images] [Archaeology]

Athena Seizing the Giant Alcyoneos by the Hair Greek Hellenistic: Great Altar of Zeus, Pergamon: Athena seizing the Giant Alcyoneos by the hair, detail of E. frieze. ca. 180-175 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Athena Seizing the Giant Alcyoneos by the Hair: Detail Greek Hellenistic: Great Altar of Zeus, Pergamon: Athena seizing the Giant Alcyoneos by the hair, detail of E. frieze. ca. 180-175 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Berlin Goddess Greek, Archaic: "Berlin Goddess," Kore from Keratea: ca. 570-560 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Birth of Aphrodite Greek, Magna Graecia: Ludovisi Throne: back C. panel, the Birth of Aphrodite. ca. 470-460 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Boy Strangling a Goose Boethos: Boy Strangling a Goose: ca. 2nd century B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Bulls Head Rhyton Minoan: Bulls Head Rhyton. c1600 BC. Palace of Minos. Steatite with inlaid shell and rock crystal. Approximately 12" high. [Image from Yale University]

Calf Bearer Greek, Archaic: Calf-bearer (Moschophoros): detail, head and shoulders. ca. 560 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Celsus Library Turkey, Ephesus, (Tony Stone Images)

Charioteer of Delphi Greek, "Severe style": "Charioteer of Delphi": detail, head and torso. ca. 478 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Charioteer of Delphi 2 Greek, "Severe style": "Charioteer of Delphi": detail, head and torso. ca. 478 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Choragic Monument of Lysicrates Greek Late Classical: Choragic Monument of Lysicrates: ca. 334 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Delphi, Greece Plan Delphi, Greece Plan. 5th century BC. [Image from Yale University]

Dionysis Images: Classical Myth Dionysos is the god of wine, intoxication, and creative ecstasy. He is also known as Dionysus, Bacchus or Bakchos, and Liber (Roman).

Doric and Corinthian Base and Entablature Doric and Corinthian Base and Entablature [Image from Yale University]

Doric and Ionic Orders Doric and Ionic Orders [Image from Yale University]

Ephebe Kritios Boy Greek, Late Archaic: Ephebe ("Kritios Boy"): detail, head and torso ca. 480 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

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Funeral Mask from the Royal Tombs of Mycenae Funeral Mask from the royal tombs of Mycenae. c1500 BC. National Museum, Athens. Beaten gold. Approximately 15" high. [Image from Yale University]

Gaea, mother of the Giants Greek Hellenistic: Great Altar of Zeus, Pergamon: Gaea, mother of the Giants, detail of E. frieze. ca. 180-175 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Grave Stele of Aristion Greek, Archaic: Grave stele of Aristion: ca. 510 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Grave Stele of Hegeso Greek (Classical): Grave stele of Hegeso, daughter of Proxenos: ca. late-5th century B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Great Altar of Zeus, Pergamon Greek Hellenistic: Great Altar of Zeus, Pergamon: Detail of N. wing, W. side. ca. 180-175 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Great Altar of Zeus, Pergamon 2 Greek Hellenistic: Great Altar of Zeus, Pergamon: detail of N. wing, W. side, Gigantomachy frieze. ca. 180-175 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Great Altar of Zeus: Zeus battling Three Giants Greek Hellenistic: Great Altar of Zeus, Pergamon: Zeus battling Three Giants, detail of E. frieze. ca. 180-175 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Great Altar of Zeus: Zeus, Detail Greek Hellenistic: Great Altar of Zeus, Pergamon: Zeus, detail of E. frieze. ca. 180-175 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Herakles Roman, after Hellenistic original: Herakles, 2nd Century Marble, H. 65 in. (165.1 cm.). The North Carolina Museum of Art at North Carolina State University.

Kore from Chios Greek, Archaic: Kore from Chios: ca. 520-510 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Kouros from Cape Sounion Greek, Archaic: Kouros from Cape Sounion: ca. 600-590 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Kouros from Cape Sounion: torso and head Greek, Archaic: Kouros from Cape Sounion: detail, L. side. torso and head. ca. 600-590 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Lady of Auxerre Greek, Orientalizing (Crete?): "Lady of Auxerre" Kore figure: detail, head and torso. ca. 640-630 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Library of Celsus This library is one of the most beautiful structures in Ephesus. It was built in 117 A.D. It was a monumental tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the governor of the province of Asia; from his son Galius Julius Aquila. The grave of Celsus was beneath the ground floor, across the entrance and there was a statue of Athena over it. Because Athena was the goddess of the wisdom.

Library of Celsus, two storey facade Turkey, Ephesus, (Tony Stone Images)

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus: Greek Attacking Amazon Greek (Asia Minor): Mausoleum at Halicarnassus: Amazonomachy, detail of Greek attacking Amazon from E. frieze (attributed to Skopas?). ca. 355-330 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus: Greek Attacking Amazon 2 Greek (Asia Minor): Mausoleum at Halicarnassus: Amazonomachy, detail of Greek attacking Amazon from E. frieze (attributed to Skopas?). ca. 355-330 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus: Greeks Slaying an Amazon Greek (Asia Minor): Mausoleum at Halicarnassus: Amazonomachy, detail of Greeks slaying an Amazon from S. frieze (attributed to Timotheus?) ca. 355-330 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Miletus: Model of South Agora Miletus. Model of South Agora. c170 BC. [Image from Yale University]

Neck Amphora Greek, Attic, Attributed to the Three Line Group. Neck Amphora, c. 530-520 B.C. Black-figure ceramic with added red and white paint, H. 16 5/8 in. (42.cm.) The North Carolina Museum of Art at North Carolina State University.

Nike Unbinding Her Sandal Greek (Classical): Nike unbinding her sandal: relief figure from parapet of the Temple of Athena Nike, Athens. ca. 415-410 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Parthenon Greece, Athens, tourists in front of Parthenon (transfer image)(Tony Stone Images)

Parthenon Image Greece, Athens, tourists in front of Parthenon (transfer image)(Tony Stone Images)

Parthenon, Athens, Greece Corbis Images [Ancient Greece] [Images]

Parthenon, Athens, Greece (Distance) Corbis Images [Ancient Greece] [Images]

Parthenon, Athens, Greece (Model) Corbis Images [Ancient Greece] [Images]

Photos of Temple of Aphaia, Aegina Temple of Aphaia at Aegina (Reconstructed-Elevation). Medium Architecture. Era or Culture Greek, Archaic Period. Site Aegina. Country Greece (Historic). Period Date c. 600-480 BCE. Object Date c. 500-490 BCE.

Photos of the Temple of Aphaia at Aegina Temple of Aphaia at Aegina (Restored Cutaway View). Medium Architecture. Era or Culture Greek, Archaic Period. Site Aegina. Country Greece (Historic). Period Date c. 600-480 BCE. Object Date c. 500-490 BCE.

Pictures of Ancient Greek Boats Ancient Greek Methods of Boating and Sailing by Kenny McMahon, Nick Chadha, and Paul Hotchkiss. Boating and sailing became very important to the Greek way of life. The Greeks needed ways to import and export trade goods both within Greece and to other countries. The mountainous terrain of Greece made sailing the easiest way. Wars also caused countries to learn about sailing. Navies became a must in these wars. For instance, the battle of Salamis (480 B.C.) was won because the Athenian navy was superior to the Persian navy. There were three main types of boats during this time. One was the military ship, one was the cargo ship, and there were also small craft. The military and cargo ships played a major role in ancient Greek wars and shipping. Small craft were smaller boats for just a few passengers, somewhat like a modern rowing dinghy. The ships of Ancient Greece began as very basic, but there were a lot of improvements over time, so that the ships soon became very fast, and the Greeks became very efficient in their sailing techniques. This is one reason why the Greeks were so powerful in their time. [Ships] [Ancient Greece]

Pictures of Ancient Greek Boats - Bireme 1 Ancient Greek Methods of Boating and Sailing by Kenny McMahon and Nick Chadha [Ships] [Ancient Greece]

Pictures of Ancient Greek Boats - Construction/ Oarsmen Ancient Greek Methods of Boating and Sailing by Kenny McMahon, Nick Chadha, and Paul Hotchkiss. [Ships] [Ancient Greece]

Rampin Horseman: Head Greek, Archaic: Rampin Horseman: head. ca. 550 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Roman Temple of Trajan Turkey, Pergamum, Hellenistic Kingdom, Roman Temple of Trajan (Tony Stone Images)

Roman Temple of Trajan Turkey, Pergamum, Hellenistic Kingdom, (Tony Stone Images)

Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia: Tholos Greek Late Classical: Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia: Tholos: ca. 380 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia: Tholos 2 Greek Late Classical: Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia: Tholos: view from SE. in the Marmarium. ca. 350 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Statue of Apollo Turkey, Adiyaman, Nemrut Dagi. Antiochus (who ordered that the statues were made). Site discovered in 1881. (Tony Stone Images)

Temple of Aphaia at Aegina (Close Side) Temple of Aphaia at Aegina (View of East Facade). Medium Architecture. Era or Culture Greek, Archaic Period. Site Aegina. Country Greece (Historic). Period Date c. 600-480 BCE. Object Date c. 500-490 BCE.

Temple of Aphaia at Aegina (east) Temple of Aphaia at Aegina (View of East Facade). Medium Architecture. Era or Culture Greek, Archaic Period. Site Aegina. Country Greece (Historic). Period Date c. 600-480 BCE. Object Date c. 500-490 BCE. [Image from Trip Advisor]

Temple of Aphaia at Aegina (Reconstructed Elevation) Temple of Aphaia at Aegina (Reconstructed Elevation). Medium Architecture. Era or Culture Greek, Archaic Period. Site Aegina. Country Greece (Historic). Period Date c. 600-480 BCE. Object Date c. 500-490 BCE.

Temple of Aphaia at Aegina (Restored Cutaway View) Temple of Aphaia at Aegina (Restored Cutaway View). Medium Architecture. Era or Culture Greek, Archaic Period. Site Aegina. Country Greece (Historic). Period Date c. 600-480 BCE. Object Date c. 500-490 BCE.

Temple of Aphaia at Aegina 2 Temple of Aphaia at Aegina (S.E. View). Medium Architecture. Era or Culture Greek, Archaic Period. Site Aegina. Country Greece (Historic). Period Date c. 600-480 BCE. Object Date c. 500-490 BCE.

Temple of Aphaia at Aegina 2 a Temple of Aphaia at Aegina (S.E. View). Medium Architecture. Era or Culture Greek, Archaic Period. Site Aegina. Country Greece (Historic). Period Date c. 600-480 BCE. Object Date c. 500-490 BCE.

Temple of Apollo at Didyma (Interior-View) Temple of Apollo at Didyma (Interior-View). Medium Architecture. Era or Culture Greek, Hellenistic. Site Didyma. Country Greece (Historic). Period Date 323-31 BCE. Object Date begun 313 BCE. Architects: Paionios of Ephesos and Daphnis of Miletos.

Temple of Apollo at Didyma (Plan) Temple of Apollo at Didyma (Plan). Medium Architecture. Era or Culture Greek, Hellenistic. Site Didyma. Country Greece (Historic). Period Date 323-31 BCE. Object Date begun 313 BCE. Architects: Paionios of Ephesos and Daphnis of Miletos.

Temple of Apollo at Didyma (Reconstructed Section) Temple of Apollo at Didyma (Reconstructed Section). Medium Architecture. Era or Culture Greek, Hellenistic. Site Didyma. Country Greece (Historic). Period Date 323-31 BCE. Object Date begun 313 BCE. Architects: Paionios of Ephesos and Daphnis of Miletos.

Temple of Athena Temple of Athena; c500-510 BC. Paestum, Italy. [Image from Yale University]

Temple of Concord Temple of Concord. Late 5th century BC. Agrigentum. [Image from Yale University]

Temple of Hera I Temple of Hera I: c550-540 BC. Paestum, Italy. [Image from Yale University]

Temple of Hera II Temple of Hera II: c460 BC. Paestum, Italy. [Image from Yale University]

Temple of Poseidon, columns Greece, Attica, Sounion, (Tony Stone Images)

Temple of Poseidon, columns, low angle view Greece, Attica, Sounion, (Tony Stone Images)

Temple of Trajan (Turkey) Turkey, Bergama, (Tony Stone Images)

Temple of Zeus at Olympia: (model) Temple of Zeus at Olympia: Model. c462-457 BC. [Image from Yale University]

The Acropolis at Athens Greece, Athens, (Tony Stone Images)

The Labors of Hercules The most popular of Greek heroes, Hercules (sometimes called "Herakles") was celebrated in stories, sculptures, paintings, and even in the geography of the ancient world. Lots of images. [The Lion, the Hydra, etc.]

The Parthenon The Parthenon...enjoys the reputation of being the most perfect Doric temple ever built. Even in antiquity, its architectural refinements were legendary, especially the subtle correspondence between the curvature of the stylobate, the batter, or taper, of the naos walls and the entasis of the columns. The temple stands on the conventional three steps, below which the foundation platform originally created for its predecessor remained visible on the west, south and east sides of the building...The cella consisted of two rooms end to end with hexastyle prostyle porches...Inside the colonnades, towards the end, there stood the gold and ivory statue of Athena Parthenos, the work of Phidias, representing Athena fully armed with spear, helmet, aegis and, accompanied by a snake, and holding in her extended right arm a statue of victory. The ceiling was of wood, with painted and gilded decoration. Light was admitted, as normally in Greek temples, only through the doorway when the great doors were opened. (Photo)

The Toreador Fresco Minoan: The Toreador Fresco. c1500 BC. Palace of Minos. Archeological Museum, Heraklion. Approximately 32" high. [Image from Yale University]

Theater at Epidauros (Aerial View) Theater at Epidauros (Aerial View). Medium Architecture. Era or Culture Greek, Classical: 4th C. Site Epidauros. Country Greece (Historic). Period Date 399-300 BCE. Object Date c. 350 BCE.

Theater at Epidauros (Plan) Theater at Epidauros (Plan). Medium Architecture. Era or Culture Greek, Classical: 4th C. Site Epidauros. Country Greece (Historic). Period Date 399-300 BCE. Object Date c. 350 BCE. Architect: Polykleitos the Younger.

Theater at Epidauros (Side-View) Theater at Epidauros (Side-View). Medium Architecture. Era or Culture Greek, Classical: 4th C. Site Epidauros. Country Greece (Historic). Period Date 399-300 BCE. Object Date c. 350 BCE. Architect: Polykleitos the Younger.

Tholos - Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia Tholos - Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Marmaria, Delphi [Image from Yale University]

Tomb of Antiochus Photo Turkey, Nemrut Dag, mountain top shrine to gods, Heads are 8ft tall representations of ancient Greek gods. Left to right in foreground are Hercules, Apollo, and eagle Zeus. (Tony Stone Images)

Travertine pools Turkey, (Tony Stone Images)

Travertine pools - Hierapolis Turkey, Denizli, Pamukkale (Hierapolis), Travertine pools are created by hot mineral springs leaving calcareous deposits. Hierapolis was the site of an ancient Roman spa town (Tony Stone Images)

Vaphio Cups Vaphio Cups. Standing Bulls. c1500 BC. Laconia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Gold. 3 1/2" high. [Image from Yale University]

View over town to The Acropolis at dusk Greece, Athens, (Tony Stone Images)

Wooden Prototype of Doric Temple Wooden Prototype of Doric Temple [Image from Yale University]

Wounded Amazon Greek (Classical): Wounded Amazon: Roman copy after a Greek bronze original attributed to Kresilas or Polykleitos (?) for the Sanctuary of Artemis at Ephesus. ca. 450-425 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Wounded Gallic Trumpeter, called the Dying Gaul Greek (Hellenistic): Wounded Trumpeter, called the "Dying Gaul": Roman marble copy after bronze original from Pergamum in Asia Minor. ca. 220 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Wounded Trumpeter, Called the Dying Gaul Greek (Hellenistic): Wounded Trumpeter, called the "Dying Gaul": Roman marble copy after bronze original from Pergamum in Asia Minor. ca. 220 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Wounded Trumpeter, Called the Dying Gaul (Head) Greek (Hellenistic): Wounded Trumpeter, called the "Dying Gaul": detail of head showing Celtic-style torc; Roman marble copy after bronze original from Pergamum in Asia Minor. ca. 220 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Zeus (or Poseidon) of Cape Artemision Greek (Peloponnese): Zeus (or Poseidon) of Cape Artemision (Euboea): ca. 460-450 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

Zeus (or Poseidon) of Cape Artemision: Deatil Greek (Peloponnese): Zeus (or Poseidon) of Cape Artemision (Euboea): ca. 460-450 B.C. AICT: Art Images for College Teaching.

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