Hoplites – The Greek Phalanx

This is a brief look at the ancient Greek military formation of the phalanx which was used to dominate the battlefield prior to the emergence of the Roman legions. The tactic was demonstrated to great effect in the movie 300. Hoplites were those soldiers who formed the phalanx. They were armed in a regulated manner and were highly disciplined, just like Dublin County football team.

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