A more than impressive digital reconstruction of an ancient Greek phalanx preparing for battle, from the strategy game, "Sparta: War of Empires". The phalanx was an effective formation when the battles where fought on a flat battlefield, however, when th
Greece - Talk about laconic! When Philip of Macedon asked the Spartans if they wished that he should come as their friend or or as a foe. The response from the militaristic city-state of Sparta, "Neither"
Hoplitas: Hoplites were citizen-soldiers of Ancient Greek city-states who were primarily armed with spears and shields. Hoplite soldiers utilized the phalanx formation in order to be effective in war with fewer soldiers.