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

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

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By (author) Nick Sekunda

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 244mm x 5mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 25 December 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1855328674
  • ISBN 13: 9781855328679
  • Illustrations note: 12 colour & 55 b&w illustrations, chronology
  • Sales rank: 275,676

Product description

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.

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Author information

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.

Table of contents

Chronology; the citizen soldier; weapons and armour; on campaign; the Hoplite in battle; strategy and tactics.