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Hoplites and phalanxes

Many of the regular contributors to Ancient World Magazine have written extensively on ancient Greek warfare, and about “hoplites” and “phalanxes” – and combinations thereof – in particular. Below is an overview of articles that are related to these specific topics.

We also devoted an early episode of the podcast to the ancient Greek hoplite.

The Spartans at war

The Spartans at war

Myth vs reality

Were the Spartans really so great in war? What are the roots of their image as invincible super-soldiers? A deep dive into their history and institutions shows that there is some truth, but also a great deal of distortion.

Written by Roel Konijnendijk