Kwstas Kouremenos

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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 the terrain was uneven, the integrity of the formation could be compromised due to loss of cohesiveness.  In all likelihood the image is depicting the 480 BC, Battle of Thermopylae.  #MilitaryHistory   #Spartans   #Classics

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

Talk about laconic: When Philip of Macedon asked the #Spartans if they wished that he should come as friend or foe-Their response, "Neither"

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"