By Nicholas Sekunda Osprey
The Greek hoplite, the archetypal spear-armed warrior, could be the main commonly used determine in our view of the 'Golden Age' of historic Greek civilisation. It was once in this interval that the country started to take better accountability for army organization, and the arming and equipping of its voters. From the victory at Marathon over Darius of Persia (490 BC), via sour inter-state battle, to the increase of Philip of Macedonia and his son Alexander the good, the hoplite soldier used to be within the front-line. This identify narrates the existence and studies of the typical Greek warrior, how he was once recruited, informed and fought, and in addition seems to be intimately at how his guns, armour, shields and helmets constructed during time.
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