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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 Battle of the Champions

The Battle of the Champions

One of the most interesting battles mentioned by the Greek historian Herodotus is perhaps the “Battle of the Champions”, fought between the Spartans and the Argives.

Written by Josho Brouwers

Swords in ancient Greece

Swords in ancient Greece

This article offers a brief look at ancient Greek swords, with particular reference to blades typical of the Archaic and Classical periods.

Written by Josho Brouwers

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