Double palmettte band.

Greek Band Design

Double palmettte band.

Ivy band, black on red.

Greek Band Design

Ivy band, black on red.

Framed anthemions.

Greek Band Design

Framed anthemions.

Anthemion pattern from an Apulian vase.

Greek Band Design

Anthemion pattern from an Apulian vase.

Double fret design.

Greek Band Design

Double fret design.

Women playing a lyre.

Greek border

Women playing a lyre.

"In the reign of Philip of Macedon, the coinage of Greece had attained its full development, having a perfect reverse. One of the earliest specimens of the complete coin is a beautiful medal struck at Syracuse, with the head of Proserpine accompanied by dolphins, and for reverse a victor in the Olympic games in a chariot receiving a wreath from Victory-a type which is also found on the reverse of the staters of Philip of Macedon, known as Philips, and largely imitated by other states." — Chambers, 1881

Greek Coin

"In the reign of Philip of Macedon, the coinage of Greece had attained its full development, having…

Greek frets: a) simple fret, b) compound fret, c) double fret.

Greek Motive

Greek frets: a) simple fret, b) compound fret, c) double fret.

"Greek Philosophy, which reached its highest excellence in Athens in the fourth century before Christ, had its origin two hundred years earlier i nthe ourlying settlements of the Hellenic race in Asia Minor, Thrace, Sicily, and Southern Italy, rather than in Greece proper. The founding of colonies and frequent changes of government in the older states led thoughtful men to study the constitution of man and of society." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Greek philosophers

"Greek Philosophy, which reached its highest excellence in Athens in the fourth century before Christ,…

An illustration of a Greek school vase painting.

Greek School Vase Painting

An illustration of a Greek school vase painting.

A Greek shield.

Greek Shield

A Greek shield.

"From a Greek vase of about the time of the battle of Marathon."—Webster, 1913

Greek Soldiers in Arms

"From a Greek vase of about the time of the battle of Marathon."—Webster, 1913

Aryallus.

Greek Vase

Aryallus.

Lekythos--a small slender-necked vase dor perfumes or for votive and funereal uses.

Greek Vase

Lekythos--a small slender-necked vase dor perfumes or for votive and funereal uses.

Rhyton--a drinking horn often shaped like an animal's head.

Greek Vase

Rhyton--a drinking horn often shaped like an animal's head.

Amphora--a tall wine jar with two or three handles.

Greek Vase

Amphora--a tall wine jar with two or three handles.

Amphora--a tall wine jar with two or three handles.

Greek Vase

Amphora--a tall wine jar with two or three handles.

Krater.

Greek Vase

Krater.

Ointment box.

Greek Vase

Ointment box.

Hydria--a wide-mouthed water jar.

Greek Vase

Hydria--a wide-mouthed water jar.

Hydria--a wide-mouthed water jar.

Greek Vase

Hydria--a wide-mouthed water jar.

Kylix--a broad, dish-like vessel.

Greek Vase

Kylix--a broad, dish-like vessel.

Geometric style vase, often called "Dipylon style" or "Dipylon vases" because of the number of vases in thin style found near the Dipylon gate in Athens.

Greek Vase

Geometric style vase, often called "Dipylon style" or "Dipylon vases" because of the number of vases…

Italo-Greek vase made in Apulia.

Greek Vase

Italo-Greek vase made in Apulia.

Hydria, transitional. Early fifth century.

Greek Vase

Hydria, transitional. Early fifth century.

Dish, geometric style.

Greek Vase

Dish, geometric style.

Hydria, fine period.

Greek Vase

Hydria, fine period.

Palmettes design from a Greek vase.

Greek Vase Palmettes Motif

Palmettes design from a Greek vase.

A woman kneeling by a column, with several articles of pottery nearby.

Greek woman

A woman kneeling by a column, with several articles of pottery nearby.

Greek people standing and talking under a tree.

Greeks

Greek people standing and talking under a tree.

A group of ancient Greek around a stone table.

Gathering of Greeks

A group of ancient Greek around a stone table.

Bird's eye view of the Gulf of Santorin, during the volcanic eruption of February 1866.

Gulf of Santorin

Bird's eye view of the Gulf of Santorin, during the volcanic eruption of February 1866.

This Horse Head is found at the Parthenon in Athens.

Horse Head

This Horse Head is found at the Parthenon in Athens.

"In the following we have back and front views of the heads of statues from Herculaneum, on which we perceive the <em>vitta</em>." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Herculaneum

"In the following we have back and front views of the heads of statues from Herculaneum, on which we…

"Hercules, a Theban prince, was another of the descendants of Pelops. The numerous and extraordinary feats of strength and valor of Hercules excited the admiration of his contemporaries, and, being afterwards exaggerated and embellished by poets, caused him at length to be regarded as a person endowed with supernatual powers, and even to be worshipped as a god." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Young Hercules

"Hercules, a Theban prince, was another of the descendants of Pelops. The numerous and extraordinary…

A sculpture with a head or torso above a plain lower section.

An Archaic Herm

A sculpture with a head or torso above a plain lower section.

Statue of Hermes (Mercury).

Hermes

Statue of Hermes (Mercury).

The messenger of the gods in Greek mythology.

Hermes

The messenger of the gods in Greek mythology.

"The first writer who deserves the name of a historian is Herodotus, hence called the Father of History. Herodotus was born in the Dorian colony of Halicarnassus in Caria, in the year 484 B.C., and accordingly about the time of the Persian expeditions to Greece." &mdash; Smith, 1882

Bust of Herodotus

"The first writer who deserves the name of a historian is Herodotus, hence called the Father of History.…

Herodotus of Halicarnassus was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (c. 484 BC&ndash;c. 425 BC) and is regarded as the "Father of History" in Western culture. He was the first historian to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative.

Profile Bust of Herodotus

Herodotus of Halicarnassus was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (c. 484 BC–c.…

Famous physician from ancient Greece.

Hippocrates

Famous physician from ancient Greece.

An ancient greek epic poet, believed to have written The Illiad and The Odyssey.

Homer

An ancient greek epic poet, believed to have written The Illiad and The Odyssey.

"Of the Homeric poems the Iliad and the Odyssey were the most distinguished and have alone come down to us. The subject of the Iliad was the exploits of Achilles and of the other Grecian heroes before Ilium or Troy, that of the Odyssey was the wanderings and adventures of Odysseus or Ulysses after the capture of Troy on his return to his native island." &mdash; Smith, 1882

Bust of Homer

"Of the Homeric poems the Iliad and the Odyssey were the most distinguished and have alone come down…

"The horse-race." &mdash; Smith, 1882

Horse-race

"The horse-race." — Smith, 1882

"Water jaw, <em>Hydria</em>" &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Hydria

"Water jaw, Hydria" — The Delphian Society, 1913

"Water-jaw, <em>Hydria</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Hydria

"Water-jaw, Hydria." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Carved triple guilloche on torus of Ionic base.

Ionic Base

Carved triple guilloche on torus of Ionic base.

Ionic capital from the Erechtheion, Athens.

Ionic Capital

Ionic capital from the Erechtheion, Athens.

Ionic order of the Erechtheion, Athens.

Ionic Column

Ionic order of the Erechtheion, Athens.

"What in this letter is contained, what here, Is written, all I will repeat to thee, That thou mayst bear my message to my friends, 'Gainst danger thus I guard: if thou preserve, The letter, that though silent will declare, My purport; if it perish in the sea, Saving thyself, my words too thou wilt save." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Iphegnia delivers letter to Pylades

"What in this letter is contained, what here, Is written, all I will repeat to thee, That thou mayst…

"When she was about to be slain at the altar, Artemis intervened and carried her off in a cloud to be priestess of her temple in Tauris (the Crimea), while a stag was substituted in the sacrifice." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Rescue of Iphigenia

"When she was about to be slain at the altar, Artemis intervened and carried her off in a cloud to be…

"The Olympic games were of greater efficacy than the Amphictyonic Council in promoting the spirit of union among the various branches of the Greek race, and in keeping alive a feeling of their common origin. They were open to all persons who could prove their Hellenic blood, and were frequented by spectators from all parts of the Grecian world. They were celebrated at Olympia, on the banks of the alpheus, in the territory of Elis." &mdash; Smith, 1882

Hurling the javelin

"The Olympic games were of greater efficacy than the Amphictyonic Council in promoting the spirit of…

A Greek jug from Rhodes.

Jug from Rhodes

A Greek jug from Rhodes.

"Thus the prince, both when present and when coming, was alike victorius: and these things he achieved just starting up from amidst his books; or rather, in marching against the adversary, he marched with his books, for he had always in his hands either books or arms, believing that war was wonderfully assisted by philosophy, and that a prince competent to give counsel threw more weight into the scale than a fighting one." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Julian

"Thus the prince, both when present and when coming, was alike victorius: and these things he achieved…

"Cup, <em>Kantharos</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Kantharos

"Cup, Kantharos." — The Delphian Society, 1913

"Mixing bowl, <em>Kelebe</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Kelebe

"Mixing bowl, Kelebe." — The Delphian Society, 1913

"Ladle, <em>Kyathos</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Kyathos

"Ladle, Kyathos." — The Delphian Society, 1913

"When grown up, Oedipus is told by the oracle that he would slay his father and marry his mother. On his return to Corinth he met Laius in a narrow pass and, in a dispute about the road, slew him." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Death of Laius

"When grown up, Oedipus is told by the oracle that he would slay his father and marry his mother. On…

"Oil-jar, <em>Lekythos</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Lekythos

"Oil-jar, Lekythos." — The Delphian Society, 1913

The Gargoyle Lion Head was found in Metapontum, Greece.

Gargoyle Lion Head

The Gargoyle Lion Head was found in Metapontum, Greece.