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T h e periplous', Greece & Rome, 34 (1987), p p . 1 7 8 - 1 8 5 Ancient authors Only the most frequently cited ancient authors are listed here. Further details about them, and information about other sources, is most conveniently available in The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3rd edition). edu/loeb). 456 BC) A tragedian from Athens, Aischylos fought at the battle of Marathon and his brother Kynegeiros was killed in the aftermath. His total output is variously stated at between 70 and 90 plays, of which only seven have survived.

Edu/loeb). 456 BC) A tragedian from Athens, Aischylos fought at the battle of Marathon and his brother Kynegeiros was killed in the aftermath. His total output is variously stated at between 70 and 90 plays, of which only seven have survived. As Aischylos was responsible for the introduction of a second actor, thereby allowing for true dialogue, he is generally regarded as the real founder of Greek tragedy. His most important play for our purposes is the Persians (Persai), which deals with the Persian naval defeat at Salamis in September 480 BC, at which Aischylos himself was probably present.

In diameter, a bronze helmet, a bronze or linen corselet and bronze greaves. Built on a wooden core, the shield is faced with a thin layer of stressed bronze and backed by leather. 1 kg or 15-20lb), the shield was carried by an arrangement of two handles; the armband (porpax) in the centre through which the forearm passed, and the handgrip (antilabe) at the rim. Held across the chest, it covered the hoplite from chin to knee. However, being clamped to the left arm, it only offered protection to his left-hand side.

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