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Hoplites at War: A Comprehensive Analysis of Heavy Infantry Combat in the Greek World, 750-100 BCE

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It has been 2500 years since the Greek heavy infantry known as hoplites dominated the battlefield. Yet they still capture the imagination today, through a wave of successful action films, novels and documentaries. The mass-media popularity of these famed warriors has, however, helped spawn a number of misconceptions about them.
Drawing on classical literature, archaeology
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Paperback, 244 pages
Published September 14th 2016 by McFarland & Company
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If you have any interest in hoplite warfare, then this book is definitely for you. Bardunias and Ray have done an excellent job of combining what we know with what we think we know (based on experimental archaeology and the work of re-enactors) to explore this fascinating topic. This is not your usual dry text which restricts itself to a description of archaeological finds or basic re-telling of the most famous battles from the ancient world. The authors explore every aspect of the topic, from t ...more
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