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Xenophon's remarks are likely to derive from his personal expertise in the field, and are evidently confirmed for earlier events: when hoplites
are deployed [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and without [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] heavy losses are to be expected (cf.
Yet it is well to remember, as Thucydides indicates in Book 2, it would only be by the most desperate measures that Pericles, the Athenian leader, was to prevent the Athenian assembly from meeting when Attica outside the city walls was in flames--a meeting that would surely have voted to send the hoplites
out to confront the invaders directly.
7) The Syracusans proved tough adversaries, especially after Sparta sent one of its generals, Gylippus, to assist them, along with a contingent of Corinthian hoplites
A storm of spears; understanding the Greek Hoplite
Consequently, we hear that war for grunts in Afghanistan today differs little from the one for Alexander's hoplites
We've driven, guided, and counseled a cohort of officers to be heavily armed foot soldiers or hoplites
and avert broadening.
In the 13th Century BC, hoplites
were foot soldiers from which ancient civilisation?
The event is inspired by the training received by ancient Greek heavy infantryman, who were called Hoplites
Classical Hellenic hoplites
painted symbols of their polis upon their bronze shields.
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They had no heavy troops who could face the battle-hardened hoplites
(Armoured man), but they used long bows and slings effectively, (As archers they were very expert, and had bows nearly three cubits long, and arrows above two cubits, and they drew the string, whenever they discharged their arrows, advancing the left foot against the lower extremity of the bow.