Weapons & Warfare

King Darius Battles

Deals with the Persian Empire battles: The Ionian Revolt, The Battle of Marathon, The Battle of Thermopylae. The Persian Wars. Events leading up to the Persian Wars, the Lydians, King Croesus and the Persians.and the formation of the Delian League. [People in History] [Tools and Searches]...

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Ancient Egyptian Warfare

Ancient Egyptian Warfare for Kids [General Ancient War Links]...

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Overview of archaic and classical Greek history

Peloponnesian War [Greece Ancient War Links]...

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Images of Medieval Armor

These portraits are from a collection I picked up on a recent sojourn to southern France, near the walled fortress at Mondragon along the Rhone River. The credit for these wonderful illustrations goes to a brilliant artist named August Racinet, whom I was sadly unable to meet, despite my best efforts. [General Ancient War Links]...

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Peloponnesian War

Peloponnesian War Links to Brief descriptions about the battles [Greece Ancient War Links]...

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Warfare in the Ancient World: FAQ

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Warfare in Ancient Greece

As the economic resources of Greek city-states and individuals increased during the seventh century B.C., armies of foot soldiers were formed within the wealthier city-states. Known as hoplites, these soldiers were characteristically equipped with about seventy pounds of armor, most of which was made of bronze. The typical panoply included an eight...

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Ancient Greek Infantry

I. Tactical Warfare: Formation of the phalanx; defensive and offensive fronts. II. Armor and Weapons: Hoplite armaments, shields, swords etc.; chariots. III. Military Hierarchy: Infrastructure from Generals to "packers". IV. Military Pay: Integration of monetary funds for military duties, mercenaries. V. Military Duty: Duty to the state and to ...

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Hoplite Sword (Greece)

The hoplite sword was essentially a slashing weapon and was generally worn slung from a baldric over the right shoulder so that it hung almost horizontally on the left. Alexander the Great is shown with a sword of this type in a period mosaic from Pompeii....

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Phalanx Formation

The phalanx (Ancient Greek: φάλαγξ, Modern Greek: φάλαγγα, phālanga) (plural phalanxes or phalanges (Ancient and Modern Greek: φάλαγγες, phālanges)) is a rectangular mass military formation, usually composed entirely of heavy infantry armed with spears, pikes, or similar weapons. The term is particularly (and originally) used to describe the use of...

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