One of my favourite Flickr contacts is Olivios Lakon, who goes by the nom de internet Hoplitesmores. As his pseudonym might suggest he’s an ancient Greek military buff. Since I’m a sucker for all things military, and all things diagram, his recent upload of a variety of scans showing the evolution of Greek helmets is something I really dig. Lakon’s stream is just chock full of hoplite oriented goodies for those of us who just can’t get enough of military science and history related stuff – most of his photos have some kind of exposition and description as well, which is great.
This find goes hand in hand with another awesome Flickr user, Maps of the Ancient World, who as you might suspect uploads nothing but images of maps, specifically of or related to ancient Greece. These maps are really comprehensive – there are maps of periods of conflict, language group maps, maps of natural resources, etc… Given the similarity between the user names of the two accounts, I’m pretty sure the Maps of the Ancient World account might also be Lakon, especially given that all of the maps are of ancient Greece. I digress. Don’t miss the Maps of the Illiad set (above – War Heroes of the Illiad map – best seen as big as he’s got it).