Ancient Greek Helmets: A Complete Guide and Catalog

The most comprehensive study ever produced on the subject of ancient Greek armor, tracing the development of the ancient Greek helmet from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Period, cataloging over 2100 ancient Greek helmets in both public and private collections, examining every aspect of the design, manufacture, use, and cultural relevance of the military helmet in ancient Greek culture. Over 700 helmets are depicted in large full color photo-realistic illustrations.

Ancient Greek helmets are emblematic of the culture that created them at a time when entire nations were often obliterated by more powerful adversaries. Yet, the Greeks survived and thrived. Their armor was the product of a culture that respected free thought, innovation, foreign trade, and scientific inquiry unhindered by religious dogma. In their elegant and effective designs, we see the accumulation of these unique factors: individuality, industry, pursuit of excellence, and the desire to protect the lives and property of men that cherished these values.

by Randall Hixenbaugh
illustrated by Alexander Valdman
edited by Sharon Herson
Hard Cover
738 pages (275 color pages).
712 original color illustrations
144 figures
cataloging 2153 helmets
8 1/2 x 11 in.
ISBN 978-0-578-42371-5

Preface and Acknowledgments
Part One
1.The Bronze Age: 2000 – 1100 BC
2.The Dark Age: 1100 – 700 BC
3.The Archaic Age: 700 – 480 BC
4.The Classical Age: 480 – 338 BC
5.The Hellenistic Age: 338 – 30 BC

Part Two
6. Greek Helmet Types
7. The Sites
8. Technology
9. Workshops
10. Iconography
11. Inscriptions and Modifications
12. Helmets in Art
13. Collections
14. Conclusion

Part Three
Bronze Age Helmets
Dark Age Helmets
Illyrian Helmets
Corinthian Helmets
Chalcidian Helmets
Hellenistic Helmets

Part Four
Chronological Tables
Select Bibliography
Figure Credits