An interesting attempt to recreate what the Corinthian helmets worn by Leonidas’ bodyguards, the brothers Alfeos [Alpheos] and Maron, may have looked like. Traditionally they are held by some to have been Olympic champions, and so in place of a horsehair crest, the helmet is decorated with a representation of an Olympic champion’s wreath of victory.

An interesting attempt to recreate what the Corinthian helmets worn by Leonidas’ bodyguards, the brothers Alfeos [Alpheos] and Maron, may have looked like. Traditionally they are held by some to have been Olympic champions, and so in place of a horsehair crest, the helmet is decorated with a representation of an Olympic champion’s wreath of victory.

Corinthian helmet from the tomb of Denda. From a Greek workshop in South Italy, 500–490 BC. Wikipedia: The Corinthian helmet originated in ancient Greece and took its name from the city-state of Corinth. It was a helmet made of bronze which in its later styles covered the entire head and neck, with slits for the eyes and mouth. A large curved projection protected the nape of the neck. It also protected the cheek bones, which Greeks adored.

Corinthian helmet from the tomb of Denda. From a Greek workshop in South Italy, 500–490 BC. Wikipedia: The Corinthian helmet originated in ancient Greece and took its name from the city-state of Corinth. It was a helmet made of bronze which in its later styles covered the entire head and neck, with slits for the eyes and mouth. A large curved projection protected the nape of the neck. It also protected the cheek bones, which Greeks adored.

Corinthian Helmet, c.495 BC (bronze), Greek, (5th century BC) / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA / Museum Purchase funded by 'One Great Night in November 2000' / The Bridgeman Art Library

Corinthian Helmet, c.495 BC (bronze), Greek, (5th century BC) / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA / Museum Purchase funded by 'One Great Night in November 2000' / The Bridgeman Art Library

Alexander the Great's absolute thrashing of Darius at the Battle of Gaugamela   This is sweet...looks like the Michigan State logo

Alexander the Great's absolute thrashing of Darius at the Battle of Gaugamela This is sweet...looks like the Michigan State logo

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