Greek Hoplite 480–323 BC

Greek Hoplite 480–323 BC

Warrior 27
  • Author: Nicholas Sekunda
  • Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Short code: WAR 27
  • Publication Date: 25 Dec 2000
  • ISBN: 9781855328679
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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The Greek hoplite, the archetypal spear-armed warrior, is perhaps the most prevalent figure in our view of the 'Golden Age' of Ancient Greek civilisation. It was during this period that the state began to take greater responsibility for military organisation, and the arming and equipping of its citizens. 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, the hoplite soldier was in the front-line. This title narrates the life and experiences of the common Greek warrior, how he was recruited, trained and fought, and also looks in detail at how his weapons, armour, shields and helmets developed in the course of time.

Biographical Note

Nicholas Sekunda was born in 1953. After studying Ancient History and Archaeology at Manchester University, he went on to take his Ph.D. in 1981. He has taken part in archaeological excavations in Poland, Iran and Greece, participated in a research project on ancient Persian warfare for the British institute of Persian Studies. He has published numerous books and academic articles, and is currently teaching at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Torun, Poland. Adam Hook studied graphic design at art college and began his illustrating career in 1983. He has worked with a variety of educational publishers covering various subjects within the fields of history and natural history. For Osprey he has illustrated several Campaign titles on the American Civil and Revolutionary wars.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Arms & Armour The citizen soldier Organisation Training Motivation Mobilising for war The army on the march The Hoplite Battle Preparation Deployment The Advance The Charge Hand-to-hand Pursuit Aftermath Bibliography The Plates Index

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