I would really love to read a story where Archimede's heat ray or claw was designed to kill zombies. Or that was the rationale behind Zhuge Liang's primitive land mine.
Or perhaps something with the fallen Colossus of Rhodes - imagine a broken gigantic body that is infested with zombies. Symbolic?
Or in Antigone, Polyneices rises from the dead as a zombie because of necromancy.
I want Antiquity. I want Dark Ages.