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A good example of a 3rd century BCE Hoplite and his equipment. The Greek cities of Southern Italy and Sicily would have produced infantry in this fashion. This particular Hoplite is of Athenian origin.

The Scythians were a people of the western steppes, around modern Ukraine, though they spoke a language related to Persian, not Slavic. They were ferocious warriors, particularly feared for their bowmen. This mounted spearman, ca. 5th century BC, is unsettling for a different reason. Look at what he uses for a saddle...