Ancient Greeks

Bilder und Biographien berühmter Griechen der Antike



"The popular stories current regarding him are derived from a life, or rather romance, prefixed to a book of fables, purporting to be his, collected by Maximus Planudes, a monk of the 14th century. In this he is described as a monster of ugliness and deformity, as he is also represented in a well-known marble figure in the Villa Albani at Rome."




Alexander Megas “The Great”



Antinoos (Antinous)

from Bithynia, beloved boy of the Roman emperor Hadrian

Antiochus III Megas

The Great”


c. 450-370 BC, a founder of the Cynic (derived from a gymnasium called Cynosarges) school of philosophy.

Apollodorus of Damascus, Trajan's famous Greek architect; Munich, Germany, Image Source

Trajan's Library

Apollonius of Tyana

Assumed to have performed miracles like Jesus of Nazareth.

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Archidamos III King of Sparta, wrongly considered as Archimedes

By the side of Sodamas stands Archidamus, son of Agesilaus, king of the Lacedaemonians. Before this Archidamus no king, so far as I could learn, had his statue set up by the Lacedaemonians, at least outside the boundaries of the country. They sent the statue of Archidamus to Olympia chiefly, in my opinion, on account of his death, because he met his end in a foreign land, and is the only king in Sparta who is known to have missed burial. Pausanias

Archilochus of Paros

Archimedes of Syracuse

Image from: Archimedes Website




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Aeschines Naples Museum

Aeschines, Pio Clementino, Inv 297

Aeschines, Musei Capitolini MC574

Aeschines, Roman copy after a Hellenistic original, Info (Perseus)

Aeschines , Naples National Museum (More Images: 1, 2 )

Aeschines, Sala delle Muse, Vatican

Aeschines, Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek, Copenhagen (More Images: 1, 2)

Aeschines (German Webpage)


Aeschylus, Greek portrait from the 4th century BC, Roman copy, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

Aeschylus (German Webpage)


Aesop, Villa Albani (More Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Alexander the Great

Alexander Helios, Musei Capitolini MC732

Alexander the Great, Ny Carlsberg

Alexander, marble head of an original bronze, c. 330 BC Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Albertinum, Beazley Archive

Alexander, copy of a marble Herm (Azára Herm), c. 330 BC Paris, Musée du Louvre, Beazley Archive

Alexander the Great, (Azara bust). Probably copy of a bronze original by Lysippos. Last half of the 4th century BC. Antikmuseet, Lund.

Alexander the Great, Archaeological Museum Instanbul (More Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Alexander the Great, (Alexander Rondanini) Glyptothek Munich Germany (More Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Alexander the Great, National Museum Napels (More Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Alexander the Great related pictures

Alexander the Slave of Tullius ????

Alexander, the Greek slave steward for the Tullius household, 62 AD ???


Anacreon, Rome

Anacreon, Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek; Copenhagen (More Images: 1 , 2, 3)

Anacreon, Capitoline Museum Rome (More Iimages: 1, 2 )

Anacreon, Berlin Staatliche Museen

Anacreon, Palazzo Riccardi, Rome (More Images: 1)

Anacreon (German Webpage) , 3D View (360)


Antinous Aristaeus, Louvre Ma578

Antinoos, work produced c. 130-138 AD. Archaeological Museum, Delphi

Virtual Museum: Antinous Portraits


Antisthenes copy of a marble herm, version of a late 4th century BC original. Musei Vaticani, Galleria Geografica, Beazley Archive

Antisthenes, Capitoline Museum, Rome

Antisthenes Napels, National Museum, Another version

Antisthenes, British Museum, London

Antisthenes, Vatican, Galleria Geografica

Antisthenes Villa Albani, Rome


Antisthenes BM 1838

Antisthenes, Roman copy late 3rd or 2nd century BC. British Museum, London

Antisthenes (German webpage)

Aratus of Soli, the Astonomer

Aratus. 315-240 BC. Marble. Roman copy of an original of about 200 BC. British Museum, London

Archidamus II

Archidamus III

Archidamus III (or II?) and not Archimedes, Naples Museum

Archidamus III Spartan king (360-338 BC) son of Agesilaus II

Archytas of Tarentum

Archytas of Tarentum, Unknown German artist, Illustration from Galerie der alten Griechen und Rцmer (1801, Augsburg)

Aristippus of Cyrene (c. 435-366 BC)

Aristippus of Cyrene artistic portrait: Unknown German artist, Illustration from Galerie der alten Griechen und Rцmer (1801, Augsburg)

Aristoxenus (late 4th century BC)

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Aristophanes, Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence


Aristogeiton, copy of the head of a marble statue from the group "Tyrannicides" by Kritios and Nesiotes, 477/6 BC, Madrid, Museo Arqueologico, Beazley Archive


Early Hellenistic Portraiture:Image, Style, Context

All the leaders of the Greek nation

Athenian Political Art from the fifth and fourth centuries BCE: Images of Historical Individuals

Paul Zanker, The Mask of Socrates: The Image of the Intellectual in Antiquity, Review

Fictitious portraits of Greek Philosophers

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