A Storm of Spears: Understanding the Greek Hoplite in Action

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The backbone of classical Greek armies was the phalanx of heavily armoured spearmen, or hoplites. These were the soldiers that defied the might of Persia at Marathon, Thermopylae and Plataea and, more often, fought each other in the countless battles of the Greek city-states. For around two centuries they were the dominant soldiers of the Classical world, in great demand as mercenaries throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East. Yet, despite the battle descriptions of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon etc, and copious ...

A Storm of Spears: Understanding the Greek Hoplite in Action 2011, Pen & Sword Military, South Yorkshire

ISBN-13: 9781848842953

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