Ancient Greek helmet types

There are many different Ancient Greek helmets that were used by different Greek kingdoms and cities.  The helmets are some of the most recognized in historic war machines. However, the term Greek helmet is broad.  This is mainly because Greek culture is not symbolized mainly by one particular set of helmet. Some of the helmets include Spartan helmet, Corinthian helmets, Chalcidicum helmets, attic helmets, Cretan helmets, Phrygian helmets, Chalcidicum helmets and Illyrian helmets as well as the hat like helmet.  There are many designs that you will find in Greek stores however they are similar in one way or the

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Photography in Greek Nature

Greece is a country of islands, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and various archaeological and historical marvels. It is a country that has been able to largely conserve its ecology and preserve its various flora and fauna, both on land and deep inside the sea waters by the sides of the islands. Tourists from all over the world visit this beautiful island nation each year. It is natural for all persons visiting this country to carry along a still or movie camera with them. Most tourists want to capture the great images that Greece offers in the form of still

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Pericles – a famous Athenian politic

Pericles was born in 495BC or according to others historians in 490BC in the municipality of Cholargus. His father was Ksanthippos, a rich Athenian who came from the priestly Vouzigos lineage. Also, Ksanthippos was one of the brave leaders of the Athenians during the Mycale’s battle in 479 BC against the Persians. Pericles’ mother was Agaristi, the niece of Clisthenes, founder of the Athenian Democracy. As happens with every great man, the born of Pericles is accompanied by a myth. It says that his mother, Agaristi, before to born him, saw a dream in which instead of child she born

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How the ancient Spartans lived

Spartans were living in the Greek city of Sparta which was located at the banks of the river Eurotas at the peninsula southwest of Athens in Peloponnese. It was famous as the military city. It is believed to be founded by the offspring of Taygete and Zeus, called Lacedaemon who got married to the daughter of Eurotas named Sparta. Sparta didn’t create art, philosophy or literature but its citizens were famous for their braveness and because they kept the Greek values alive. The government system was formed by Lycurgus since the late 9th century BC and was mainly oligarchic. The

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Watering plants while on vacation

What do you do when you want to go on holiday and can’t stop thinking about … the plants on the balcony or backyard that will remain unwatered for as long as you are away? How can your plants be watered while you are on vacation? In an era dominated by fear and mistrust the solution to trust the key to a distant relative, friend or even friendly neighbor does not seem to be the most appropriate … Neither, of course, you can let your plants meet their fate, they are living organisms  that have needs and before doing something

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Camping Tips for beginners

Camping is a thrilling and stimulating time for the people who love to be a part of an adventure.  One can go on camping with family or friends and could have a great time in wild.  It is very important to have a best tent, with necessary equipments, food and other stuffs to enjoy camping and they do not have to face any kind of problem. For safe camping especially for the beginners, it is important to double-check their camping materials so that they do not have to face any kind of trouble during camping in the wild.  It is

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5 Things to Bring on Every Flight

Remember when plump packets of peanuts rained down on hungry air travelers and every seat had its own fleecy blanket? These days, airlines are stingy with the snacks, and full meals and blankets or pillows often cost extra. With delays common, you need to come prepared, whether you’re flying short haul or long. Here are five air travel tips involving carry-on items that will make your flight comfortable. Essential medications and toiletries The last thing you need is to be separated from your medicine if delays are long or, worse, your checked bag is lost. Things to keep in your

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Honeymoon in Greece

Doubtless, honeymoon is one of the most precious and awaited events in the life of a newly married couple. It has to be an unforgettable experience, a full of happiness start for both partners so they will have beautiful and priceless memories to look back during their entire life. In order for it to be an experience as the couple has already dreamt, honeymoon should be well organized. In this article, we will give you some ideas for romantic and unique honeymoons in Greece. Blue skies and deep blue sea, whitewashed houses and exotic sandy beaches with crystalline waters create

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Alexander the Great

Many documentaries, historic books, articles, history scientists and others have concerned their selves to learn about Alexander the Great. Doubtless is one of the greatest marshals of the global history and surely a very controversial personality. He was born in 356BC in Pella of Macedonia in Northern Greece and he was the son of the King Philipp II and Olympias. Alexander became king at the age of 20. Many writers present him as a warlike and bloodthirsty commander, others as the man who civilized the barbarians or as the first ecumenist in the human history. At the age of 30,

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Ancient Greece – The Hellenestic Times

 The Hellenistic civilization existed during the period from from 232 BC to 146BC. It represents the zenith of Greek influence and it was preceded by the classical Hellenic period and was followed by the Roman rule. The Hellenistic civilization was spread as a result of the conquest of Alexander the Great. Hellenistic kingdoms were established throughout Asia and Africa. The conquest of these lands resulted in the spreading of Greek culture and languages. Hellenistic civilization represents a fusion of ancient Greece along with that of the middle east, Asia and near east. The Hellenistic times were characterized by the New

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