"The Parting of Achilles and Briseis. (Supposed to be from a Greek Painting.)" —D'Anvers, 1895

The Parting of Achilles and Briseis

"The Parting of Achilles and Briseis. (Supposed to be from a Greek Painting.)" —D'Anvers, 1895

"The western pediment of the Temple of Aegina." —D'Anvers, 1895

Temple of Aegina

"The western pediment of the Temple of Aegina." —D'Anvers, 1895

"A breastplate covered with metal in the form of scales, not used to support the shield, as was done with the more ancient aegis, but extending equally on both sides, from shoulder to shoulder." — Anthon, 1891

Aegis

"A breastplate covered with metal in the form of scales, not used to support the shield, as was done…

Bas-relief of early amusements at the amphitheatre.

Amphitheatrical Amusements

Bas-relief of early amusements at the amphitheatre.

A pile of armor pieces including a helm, spears, and maces.

A Knight's Armor

A pile of armor pieces including a helm, spears, and maces.

An array of weapons used in ancient times (some of which are still used today). Among these weapons are a shortbow, a longbow, a battle axe, several spears, an arrow, and several swords.

Arms and Armor: Weapons

An array of weapons used in ancient times (some of which are still used today). Among these weapons…

Assyrian soldiers with shields and weapons.

Assyrian soldiers

Assyrian soldiers with shields and weapons.

"Bronze Spear-Head, length 19 inches." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bronze Spear-Head

"Bronze Spear-Head, length 19 inches." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

A decorative letter H illustrated with an angel holding a spear and shield.

Decorative Letter H with Angel Holding Spear and Shield

A decorative letter H illustrated with an angel holding a spear and shield.

"They have little farms on the foothills of northwestern Luzon, which they plow with carabaos and sometimes irrigate with aqueducts." —Carpenter, 1902

Igorrote

"They have little farms on the foothills of northwestern Luzon, which they plow with carabaos and sometimes…

Iron spear heads from Africa used to tip throwing weapons for hunting, etc.

Iron Spear Heads

Iron spear heads from Africa used to tip throwing weapons for hunting, etc.

"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." — Smith, 1882

Hurling the javelin

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

Knight in the lists

Knight in the lists

Knight in the lists

An illustration of a knight riding a horse and holding a lance.

Knight Riding Horse & Holding a Lance

An illustration of a knight riding a horse and holding a lance.

"A native of Luzon." —Carpenter, 1902

Native of Luzon

"A native of Luzon." —Carpenter, 1902

A heavily armored man with a sword, shield and spear.

Man with Spear

A heavily armored man with a sword, shield and spear.

An illustration of an adult man wearing a hat and holding a triton spear.

Man with Triton Spear

An illustration of an adult man wearing a hat and holding a triton spear.

Roman goddess of wisdom

Minerva

Roman goddess of wisdom

"Minerva." —Bulfinch, 1897

Minerva

"Minerva." —Bulfinch, 1897

Art on a Greek vase from Mycenae in about 1200 B.C.

Mycenae

Art on a Greek vase from Mycenae in about 1200 B.C.

"Odin then regulatied the periods of day and night and the seasons by placing in the heavens the sun and moon, and appointing them to their respective courses." —Bulfinch, 1897

Odin

"Odin then regulatied the periods of day and night and the seasons by placing in the heavens the sun…

"They had some rude notions of sculpture, and made images out of clay, which they hardened in the fire. They excelled at wicker-work, and their baskets were sent to Rome, where they were very much admired." — Goodrich, 1844

Old Britons

"They had some rude notions of sculpture, and made images out of clay, which they hardened in the fire.…

"The Palladium." —Bulfinch, 1897

The Palladium

"The Palladium." —Bulfinch, 1897

"The barbed head of a spear or arrow, engrailed on the inner side. The point of the spear is placed in base."—Aveling, 1891

Pheon

"The barbed head of a spear or arrow, engrailed on the inner side. The point of the spear is placed…

A infantry pikeman.

Pikeman

A infantry pikeman.

A long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper; used to prune small trees.

Pruning Hooks

A long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper; used to prune small…

Saxon military costume

Saxon military costume

Saxon military costume

"In the eleventh century, the Anglo-Saxons, originally the fiercest nation of the North of Europe, had become changed into a submissive and unwarlike people by the combine influences of luxury, a great landed aristocracy, and a richly endowed hierarchy." — Goodrich, 1844

Saxons

"In the eleventh century, the Anglo-Saxons, originally the fiercest nation of the North of Europe, had…

A pair of ancient Scythian warriors.

Ancient Scythians

A pair of ancient Scythian warriors.

An illustration of a Roman soldier with a spear and shield.

Roman Soldier with Spear & Shield

An illustration of a Roman soldier with a spear and shield.

"The early Greeks used a very short sword, as may be seen from the preceding cut. The ancient Homeric sword had generally a straight, two-edged blade, rather broad, and nearly of equal width from hilt to point." — Anthon, 1891

Greek soldier

"The early Greeks used a very short sword, as may be seen from the preceding cut. The ancient Homeric…

An ancient Greek soldier.

Greek soldier

An ancient Greek soldier.

A Roman soldier.

Roman soldier

A Roman soldier.

A Roman soldier with a shield and spear.

Roman Soldier

A Roman soldier with a shield and spear.

A sixteenth century German boar spearhead.

German boar spear

A sixteenth century German boar spearhead.

"Grains with Five Prongs. GRAIN. An iron instrument with four or more barbed points, and a line attached to it, used at sea for striking and taking fish." -Whitney, 1911

Grain Spear

"Grains with Five Prongs. GRAIN. An iron instrument with four or more barbed points, and a line attached…

"IMBUED. Weapons spotted with blood are said to be imbued. The example shows a spearhead imbued." -Hall, 1862

Spearhead Imbued

"IMBUED. Weapons spotted with blood are said to be imbued. The example shows a spearhead imbued." -Hall,…

An Anglo-Saxon spearhead, made of iron.

Anglo-Saxon spearhead

An Anglo-Saxon spearhead, made of iron.

A Bantu spearhead.

Bantu spearhead

A Bantu spearhead.

"Japanese spearhead"—Finley, 1917

Japanese spearhead

"Japanese spearhead"—Finley, 1917

Medieval spearheads.

Medieval spearhead

Medieval spearheads.

A Phillipine spearhead.

Phillipine spearhead

A Phillipine spearhead.

West African spearheads.

West African spearhead

West African spearheads.

Prehistoric British spearheads.

Prehistoric British spearheads

Prehistoric British spearheads.

Prehistoric Irish spearheads, made of bronze.

Prehistoric Irish spearheads

Prehistoric Irish spearheads, made of bronze.

An Assyrian spearman with shield and spear.

Assyrian Spearman

An Assyrian spearman with shield and spear.

The Cathedral of Spires was built between 916 and 1097. It is the largest church in Germany. Designed in a Romanesque style, it has two towers in the front with spires on top, similar to a pointed spear.

The Cathedral at Spires

The Cathedral of Spires was built between 916 and 1097. It is the largest church in Germany. Designed…

"This was a small round shield, made of the hide ofa quadruped." — Anthon, 1891

Targe

"This was a small round shield, made of the hide ofa quadruped." — Anthon, 1891

A throwing stick being used by Australian natives. Crafted during the Reindeer age.

Reindeer age articles, Throwing stick being used

A throwing stick being used by Australian natives. Crafted during the Reindeer age.

"After the fall of Athens Sparta stood without a rival in Greece." — Smith, 1882

Greek warriot

"After the fall of Athens Sparta stood without a rival in Greece." — Smith, 1882

An assortment of lances, darts, and pikes.

Weapons

An assortment of lances, darts, and pikes.