Ancient Greece

Image Gallery

Below are a few course-related images from the ancient Mediterranean world.

Greece Gold funeral mask, said to be the death mask of Agamemnon.
Mycenae, 1550–1500 BCE.


Greece Fresco depicting bull-leading from Knossos, Crete.


Greece Minoan fresco of a Lady with the sacral knot at the back of the neck that seems to indicate that she is a priestess or even a goddess.
ca. 1400 BCE. The Herakleion Archaeological Museum, Crete.


Greece Wall paintng of a Mycenaean priest.


Greece Briseis (right) being taken away from Achilles (left).
Pompeiian fresco, 1st century CE.


Greece Attic black-figure band cup depicting farming work.
ca. 430 BCE.


Greece Singer with lyre.
Greek bronze, geometric, 8th century BCE.


Greece Greek figurines depicting food preparation.


Greece Footrace, Terracotta Panathenaic prize amphora.
ca. 530 BCE. Attributed to the Euphiletos Painter.


Greece Black figure depiction of hoplite soldiers.
© Tanya Borozenets |


Greece Modern statue of King Leonidas at Sparta.


Greece Statue of Lycurgus, Lawgiver of Sparta.
Law Courts of Brussels, Belgium.


Greece Epigraphic stele listing tributes to the Delian League.
439-432 BCE.


Greece Krater depicting a Greek discus thrower.


Greece An orator speaking to the Athenian people.


Greece An Greek leader speaking to the people.


Greece Stoa of Attalos, Athens


Greece A female aulos-player entertains men at a symposium.
Attic red-figure bell-krater, c. 420 BCE.


Greece A depiction of Antigone.


Greece Red-figure cup showing the death of Pentheus, from The Bacchae
ca. 480 BCE.


Greece A modern cartoon depicting Strepsiades burning the Thinkery.
19th century.


Greece A scene from Clouds: “Socrates” making his entrance, descending in a basket.


Greece A modern statue honoring Herodotus.
Vienna, Austria.


Greece Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis, Athens.


Greece A modern depiction of Orestes pursued by the Furies.
Painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1862.


Greece Hermaic pillar with a female portrait; inscription identifies the subject as the poet Sappho.


Greece “The School of Athens”.
Painting by Raphael, 1509-1511 CE.


Greece Statue of Athena wearing a Corinthian helmet, the aegis and Gorgoneion (detail)
ca. 180­-190 CE.


Greece Ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi.


Greece Laocoön and His Sons.
Hellenistic ca. 1st century CE, recovered 1506 CE.