Athenian Vases with painting of equipments

Arms and Armour: Representations of Warfare. UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE; THE SHEFTON MUSEUM OF GREEK ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY. In addition to the actual items of arms and armour in the Shefton Museum, there are several Athenian vases on which the paintings show further details of the equipment. These vase-paintings are, therefore, an important source for the study of the hoplite's equipment, but they do not represent the battles and fighting tactics truly. The artist was strongly influenced by the heroic warfare of the epic and Homeric poems, where individual champions met to fight isolated duels.

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