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Greek Hoplite, 480-323 BC: Weapons, Armour, Tactics

Nick Sekunda

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Osprey
01 May 2012
History; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Special & elite forces; Weapons & equipment; Military life & institutions
A study of the Greek Hoplite in the Golden Age of Ancient Greek civilization, from the victory at Marathon over Darius of Persia, through bitter inter-state warfare, to the rise of Philip of Macedonia and his son Alexander the Great. It was during this Classical period that the state began to play an important role in military organization, taking responsibility for arming and equipping its citizens. Yet Hoplites also fought as mercenaries too, at the behest of their paymasters. The volume contains ten colour plates that seek to bring the Greek warrior of this period to life, covering his weapons, armour, shield and helmets, and how he was recruited, trained and fought.
By:   Nick Sekunda
Imprint:   Osprey
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   No. 27
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 184mm,  Spine: 5mm
Weight:   355g
ISBN:   9781855328679
ISBN 10:   1855328674
Series:   Warrior S.
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   01 May 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Chronology; the citizen soldier; weapons and armour; on campaign; the Hoplite in battle; strategy and tactics.

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