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Theban Hoplite (mid 4th century BC) - Boeotian helmet with broad visier and jaw protectors.  - Leather muscle cuirass - Hoplite shield with Hercules' bludgeon - Tall leather boots - Thrusting phalanx spear - Short parazonium sword  Drawing by C.Giannopoulos for Periskopio Editions

Theban Hoplite (mid 4th century BC) - Boeotian helmet with broad visier and jaw protectors. - Leather muscle cuirass - Hoplite shield with Hercules' bludgeon - Tall leather boots - Thrusting phalanx spear - Short parazonium sword Drawing by C.Giannopoulos for Periskopio Editions

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македония - Macedonian Infantry #MacedoniaIsNotGreek #Makedonija #UnitedMacedonia #Macedonia

A Boeotian Hoplite is attacked by two Thessalian cavalrymen during the Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC. Artwork by Angus McBride.

A Boeotian Hoplite is attacked by two Thessalian cavalrymen during the Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC. Artwork by Angus McBride.

Spartan Hoplite. At the height of Sparta's power – between the 6th and 4th centuries BC – it was commonly accepted that, "one Spartan was worth several men of any other state." According to Thucydides.

Spartan Hoplite. At the height of Sparta's power – between the 6th and 4th centuries BC – it was commonly accepted that, "one Spartan was worth several men of any other state." According to Thucydides.

Philip provided his Macedonian solders in the phalanx with sarissa, a spear which was long 6 meters, about 18 feet. The sarissa, when held upright by the rear rows of the phalanx (there were usually eight rows), helped hide maneuvers behind the phalanx from the view of the enemy. When held horizontal by the front rows of the phalanx, it was a brutal weapon for people could be run through from 20 feet away.

Philip provided his Macedonian solders in the phalanx with sarissa, a spear which was long 6 meters, about 18 feet. The sarissa, when held upright by the rear rows of the phalanx (there were usually eight rows), helped hide maneuvers behind the phalanx from the view of the enemy. When held horizontal by the front rows of the phalanx, it was a brutal weapon for people could be run through from 20 feet away.

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