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Greek Archaic Period
Definition by James Lloyd

Greek Archaic Period

The Greek Archaic Period (c. 800- 479 BCE) started from what can only be termed uncertainty, and ended with the Persians being ejected from Greece for good after the battles of Plataea and Mykale in 479 BCE. The Archaic Period is preceded...
Ancient Greece
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Greece

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe, known in Greek as Hellas or Ellada, and consisting of a mainland and an archipelago of islands. Ancient Greece is the birthplace of Western philosophy (Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle), literature...
Greek Dark Age
Definition by Cristian Violatti

Greek Dark Age

The Greek Dark Age is the interval between the collapse of the Mycenaean civilization, around 1200 BCE, and the Greek Archaic Period, around c. 800 BCE. The Dark Age era begins with a catastrophic event: the collapse of the Mycenaean civilization...
Cleobis and Biton
Definition by James Lloyd

Cleobis and Biton

Two over-life-size Archaic kouroi (6.5 ft / 2 m) are housed at the Delphi Museum, and date to c. 580 BCE. Their names (Cleobis and Biton) are actually written on their bases, and the sculptor is given as Polymides of Argos: such...
The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta
Article by Paul Rahe

The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta

In ancient Lacedaemon, as in all enduring political communities, there was a symbiotic relationship between the form of government chosen, the way of life that this form of government fostered, and the grand strategy that the community gradually...
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Video by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy

Kouros (youth), Archaic Greek, c. 590--580 B.C.E.

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=JCTPh_QDlCY Kouros (youth), Archaic Greek, Attic, ca. 590--580 B.C.E. (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Speakers: Monica Hahn, Brian Seymour
Map of Archaic Greece
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Map of Archaic Greece

A map of the political structure of Greece in the Archaic Age (ca. 750 - 490 BC).
Archaic Sphinx, Athenian Acropolis
Image by Mark Cartwright

Archaic Sphinx, Athenian Acropolis

Archaic period sphinx (6th century BCE), Acropolis Museum, Athens.
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Video by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy

Anavysos Kouros, c. 530 B.C.E.

Anavysos Kouros, c. 530 B.C.E., marble, 6' 4" (National Archaeological Museum, Athens) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris
The Mask of Warka at the Iraq Museum
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

The Mask of Warka at the Iraq Museum

This is the first almost complete and life-size depiction of the human face in history, with respect to its anatomical details. It is made of marble and is about 20 cm tall. The eyes may have been inlaid with shells and lapis lazuli. The...