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The Best Characters From Ancient Greece  

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List Rules Vote up the greatest Greeks.

It's hard to truly calculate the impact Ancient Greece has had on modern civilization. They helped usher in the first known novels, created freaking democracy, and showed the world how doing 200 sit-ups a day can really showcase one's stomach muscles. 

It only makes sense, then, that hundreds of movies and shows have been set in ancient Greece starring Greek characters. There are films like Hercules focusing on Greece's ancient religion, or Alexander the Great focusing on their militaristic conquests, or even 300 focusing on those sick, sick abs. But the question remains, who is the best Greek character ever? Would it be a Spartan warrior or an Athenian scholar? Either way, Ranker has created a list of some of the greatest Greek characters in film and TV history.

So take a break from all those sit-ups and vote up a few of your favorites Greek characters. Is your favorite not on the list? Go ahead and add them!

list ordered by
1
Achilles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
The Fury of Achilles, The Trojan Horse, Iphigenia
2
Socrates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Socrates Socrate, Der geduldige Sokrates
3
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
The Understudy, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
4
Jason is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Jason Jason and the Argonauts
5
Hades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Hercules
6
Antigone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Antigone, Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus
7
Helen of Troy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Helen of Troy, The Trojan Horse, Doctor Faustus
8
Zeus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Ulysses 31, Clash of the Titans, Conan the Destroyer
9
Odysseus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Hercules Unchained, Hercules, Cinema Paradiso
10
Xena is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules & Xena: Wizards of the Screen, Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus
11
Hector is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Hector Helen of Troy, Madso's War, The Fury of Achilles
12
King Leonidas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Meet the Spartans, 300, The 300 Spartans
13
Alexander the Great is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
The Fall, Alexander, Young Alexander the Great
14
Theseus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Immortals
15
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Young Hercules, Hercules
16
Phil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Big Packages, Hercules
17
Queen Gorgo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Meet the Spartans, 300
18
Minotaur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Wrath of the Titans, Ariadne's Thread, Inkheart
19
King Hyperion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Immortals
20
Pegasus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters From Ancient Greece
Hercules