"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

"The following cut, taken from one of Sir W. Hamilton's fictile vases, and representing Aeneas followed by Ascanius, and carrying off his father Anchises, who holds the sceptre in his right hand, shows its form as worn by kinds." — Anthon, 1891

Aeneas and Ascanius

"The following cut, taken from one of Sir W. Hamilton's fictile vases, and representing Aeneas followed…

A warrior from the Apache tribe.

Apache Warrior

A warrior from the Apache tribe.

A warrior from the Apache tribe.

Apache Warrior

A warrior from the Apache tribe.

The Battle of Agincourt was an English victory against a larger French army in the Hundred Years' War. The battle occurred on Friday 25 October 1415 (Saint Crispin's Day), in northern France. Henry V's victory started a new period in the war, in which he came very close to capturing the throne of France for himself and his heirs.

Battle of Azincourt

The Battle of Agincourt was an English victory against a larger French army in the Hundred Years' War.…

Assyrian war-chariot.

Chariot

Assyrian war-chariot.

Egyptian War-chariot

Chariot

Egyptian War-chariot

"In the battles, as depicted by Homer, the chiefs are the only important combatants, while the people are an almost useless mass, frequently put to rout by the prowess of a single hero. The chief is mounted in a war chariot, and stands by the side of his charioteer, who is frequently a friend." — Smith, 1882

Greek chariot

"In the battles, as depicted by Homer, the chiefs are the only important combatants, while the people…

"Denarius of the earliest kind: Having on the obverse a personification of Rome as a warrior with helmet; and on the reverse, a chariot drawn by four horses." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Denarius

"Denarius of the earliest kind: Having on the obverse a personification of Rome as a warrior with helmet;…

"The following cut, from an ancient gem, represents Diomede in the act of bearing away the Palladium." — Anthon, 1891

Diomede

"The following cut, from an ancient gem, represents Diomede in the act of bearing away the Palladium."…

A symbolical figure representing a giant having the head of an ox and wielding a club.

Giant with the Head of an Ox

A symbolical figure representing a giant having the head of an ox and wielding a club.

"In the Homeric times, the Greeks used a belt for the sword, and another for the shield. These passed over the shoulders and crossed upon the breast. The shield-belt lay over the other, and was the larger and broader of the two. This mode of carrying the shield was subsequently laid aside, on account of its inconvenience. The later method is shown." — Anthon, 1891

Greek with shield

"In the Homeric times, the Greeks used a belt for the sword, and another for the shield. These passed…

"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…

In Norse mythology, there is a war between the Winilers and the Vandals. Odin takes the side of the Vandals and his wife Frigga takes the side of the Winilers. Odin says he will help whoever he sees first the next morning. Frigga makes a plan that the women tie their long hair under their chins like a beard to disguise themselves as men and she moves the bed so Odin faces the window the women are standing near. He names them Long-Beards (Lombards) and helps them to victory.

Lombard Woman

In Norse mythology, there is a war between the Winilers and the Vandals. Odin takes the side of the…

"A native of Luzon." —Carpenter, 1902

Native of Luzon

"A native of Luzon." —Carpenter, 1902

"Minerva." —Bulfinch, 1897

Minerva

"Minerva." —Bulfinch, 1897

The United States seal of Minnesota with Native American warriors in the background.

Minnesota

The United States seal of Minnesota with Native American warriors in the background.

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.

Odo of Bayeux (c. 1036 – February 1097, Palermo), Norman bishop and English earl, was the half-brother of William the Conqueror, and was for a time second only to the king in power in England.

Odo of Bayeux

Odo of Bayeux (c. 1036 – February 1097, Palermo), Norman bishop and English earl, was the half-brother…

"From the Frieze of the Parthenon." — Smith, 1882

Panathenaic procession

"From the Frieze of the Parthenon." — Smith, 1882

A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating for more "purity" of worship and doctrine, as well as personal and group piety. In addition to arming the Puritans to fight against later developments of the Roman Catholic tradition, these studies also led to the rediscovery of some ancient scruples.

A Puritan Soldier

A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating…

Sir Walter Raleigh, navigator, warrior, statesman, and writer in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I., was the second son of a gentleman of ancient family in Devonshire, and was born in 1552.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh, navigator, warrior, statesman, and writer in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I.,…

Sir Walter Raleigh, navigator, warrior, statesman, and writer in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I., was the second son of a gentleman of ancient family in Devonshire, and was born in 1552.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh, navigator, warrior, statesman, and writer in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I.,…

Arm rings worn by warriors.

Rings

Arm rings worn by warriors.

The distinction between rank and unit type doesn't seem to have been as precise as in a modern-day army, in which a soldier has a separate pay-grade, job description, and assigned unit.

Roman Soldiers

The distinction between rank and unit type doesn't seem to have been as precise as in a modern-day army,…

This sculpture by the great artist, Donatello, is of a man dressed in armor holding a shield in front of him. The statue is made of marble and is now located in S. Michele, Florence.

Saint George

This sculpture by the great artist, Donatello, is of a man dressed in armor holding a shield in front…

A Saracen on horseback.

The Saracen

A Saracen on horseback.

A pair of ancient Scythian warriors.

Ancient Scythians

A pair of ancient Scythian warriors.

A soldier standing with arm outstretched.

Soldier

A soldier standing with arm outstretched.

"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 soldier kneeling with arm outstretched.

Soldier, Kneeling

A soldier kneeling with arm outstretched.

A soldier, kneeling down preparing to throw a grenade.

Soldier, Kneeling, Throwing Grenade

A soldier, kneeling down preparing to throw a grenade.

A soldier lying in the prone position. In anatomy,the prone position is a position of the body lying face down.

Soldier, Prone

A soldier lying in the prone position. In anatomy,the prone position is a position of the body lying…

A soldier lying in the prone position, throwing a grenade. In anatomy,the prone position is a position of the body lying face down.

Soldier, Prone, Throwing Grenade

A soldier lying in the prone position, throwing a grenade. In anatomy,the prone position is a position…

A Roman soldier with a shield and spear.

Roman Soldier

A Roman soldier with a shield and spear.

A soldier preparing to throw a grenade.

Soldier, Throwing Grenade

A soldier preparing to throw a grenade.

"Castor and Pollux were the offspring of Leda and the Swan, under which disguise Jupiter had concealed himself. Leda gave birth to an egg, from which sprang the twins." —Bulfinch, 1897

The Dioscuri

"Castor and Pollux were the offspring of Leda and the Swan, under which disguise Jupiter had concealed…

George Henry Thomas (July 31, 1816 – March 28, 1870) was a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War, one of the principal commanders in the Western Theater. Thomas served in the Mexican-American War and later chose to remain with the United States Army for the Civil War, despite his heritage as a Virginian.

George Henry Thomas

George Henry Thomas (July 31, 1816 – March 28, 1870) was a career United States Army officer and…

A scene from "A Little Field of Glory." A soldier rescues the main character, Thomas, from an attack by a tiger. The caption reads, "Then the big defiant champion gathered the smallest man in the world tenderly into his arms and covered him with the large sleeve of his tabard."

Tiger Attack

A scene from "A Little Field of Glory." A soldier rescues the main character, Thomas, from an attack…

Located in Heilbronn, a city in the north of Baden-Wirttemburg, Germany, is the tower of an old fortress , formerly the donjon-keep. The tower received its name from the fact that a celebrated warrior, Goetz von Berlichingen, was confined there for a short time. Goetz von Berlichingen was elected leader of the peasants who revolted in 1526. During one of his battles his left hand was cut off by a grape-shot. He had a skilful armorer to make him a hand of steel which enabled him to continue his warrior life. His iron hand is still preserved in the little town of Jaxthausen, near Berlichingen.

Tower of Goetz

Located in Heilbronn, a city in the north of Baden-Wirttemburg, Germany, is the tower of an old fortress…

David Emanuel Twiggs (1790 – July 15, 1862) was a United States soldier during the War of 1812 and Mexican-American War and a general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was one of the oldest generals on either side in the Civil War.

David Emanuel Twiggs

David Emanuel Twiggs (1790 – July 15, 1862) was a United States soldier during the War of 1812…

Solomon Van Vechten Van Rensselaer (August 6, 1774 – April 23, 1852) was an United States Representative from the state of New York, a lieutenant colonel during the War of 1812, and a postmaster. He was the son of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer and nephew of Killian Van Rensselaer, who were also Representatives.

Solomon Van Rensselaer

Solomon Van Vechten Van Rensselaer (August 6, 1774 – April 23, 1852) was an United States Representative…

A representation of Victory, inscribing on a shield the triumph of the Romans; at the same time, she tramples a battered helmet.  The second medal represents a warrior holding a blunt spear, a sheathed sword, and trampling on a helmet.  This denotes peace procured at the expense of the vanquished, represented by the woman weeping under a tree.

Victory

A representation of Victory, inscribing on a shield the triumph of the Romans; at the same time, she…

A native American man and woman.

Warrior and Squaw

A native American man and woman.

"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 image of two Gaulish warriors participating in a series of military campaigns against Julius Caesar.

Gaulish Warriors

An image of two Gaulish warriors participating in a series of military campaigns against Julius Caesar.

In the short story of The Arickara Indians, the image depicts the return of the Indian warriors on horses.

The Return of the Warriors

In the short story of The Arickara Indians, the image depicts the return of the Indian warriors on horses.

William Washington (February 28, 1752 to March 6, 1810), was a patriotic Southern cavalry officer during the American Revolutionary War, who held a final rank of Brigadier General in the newly created United States after the war.

William Washington

William Washington (February 28, 1752 to March 6, 1810), was a patriotic Southern cavalry officer during…