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Although Sparta's early history is not clear, by the end of the 8th century most of the other cities of Lakedaimon had been reduced to subject status. The Lakedaimonians were the only full time army in ancient Greece and were thus truly an elite force. The institutions of the state and the system of education were organised with a view to creating superbly trained soldiers. Nick Sekunda examines this unique military machine in this book describing the organisational systems of the Spartan army through the Hellenistic period, how they were trained, the battles they fought, and the society that produced them.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Organisation · Dress · Hoplite Weaponry · Other Arms · Conclusion · The Plates

Product details

Published Nov 11 1998
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781855326590
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Elite
Short code ELI 66
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Richard Hook

Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reiga…

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