War Context

War has been an universally present activity of manhood since its dawn. Used to determine the dominance of a group of people upon another, wars have defined human history and have inevitably become the stuff of legends, such as the case, for example, of the war of Troy, and have been an extremely popular subject for art, in various forms and applications. We can see famous episodes from wars painted on Ancient Greek pottery, and triumph arches or columns erected to celebrate victory in war by the Romans offer a beautiful insight of the centrality and importance of this activity throughout ancient times.