Battle of Salamis, by Wilhelm von Kaulbach (1805-1874). 1868; oil on canvas
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Minoans, Macedonians, Athenians, Spartans, Corinthians, and colonists figure prominently in Greek history.
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In light of the renewed interest in the Persian War battles, here are sayings attributed by Plutarch to Leonidas, the Spartan king who led the 300 and allies to the pass at Themopylae: Sayings of Leonidas.
On this day, the ancient Romans continued to celebrate the Festival of Mars. As part of the occasion, the priests of Mars known as salii (from the verb salire to leap), who were appointed for life, carried sacred shields, called ancilia, throughout the city, while they danced, sang hymns for Janus and other gods, and hit the shields with their weapons (swords and spears or some sort of staff). Read More...