Ancient Greece

The Spartan Code

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-greece/the-spartan-code As we have seen, the very name ''Sparta'' invokes images of brave and fierce Ancient Greek Warriors, afraid of nothing and most often fighting to the death. Both Hollywoo …

Sarissophoroi

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-greece/sarissophoroi A Component of The Ancient Greek (Macedonian) Army, The Sarissophoroi were a Formation of Light Cavalry. While they were not used in the traditional function of Cavalry ( …

The ''10,000''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-greece/the-10000 The ''10,000'' is a numerical designator given to an Ancient Greek Mercenary Force – used in the attempted usurping of Persian King Artaxerxes II by His Brother &nd …

Sileraioi

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-greece/sileraioi From The Sila Mountains of Calabria (Italy), The Sileraioi were Mercenaries often employed by The King of Syracuse, around the 3rd BC. In addition to being used as ''Ligh …

Thorakitai

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-greece/thorakitai The ''Thorakitai'' were an Ancient Greek Military Formation seen starting in the 2nd Century BC. They would be comparable to 18th Century Cuirassiers. These Soldiers were …

Thyreophoroi

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-greece/thyreophoroi The Thyreophoroi were a 1st thru 3rd Centuries BC Greek Military Formation. They would be comparable to Skirmishers and ''Melee'' Forces. Moderately well trained, their p …

Exomis

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-greece/exomis The replacement garment of The Greek Chiton, The Exomis was a short Tunic adopted in the 5th Century BC. They were made of two simple pieces of linen (patterned, cut and …

Gymnitae

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-greece/gymnitae Meaning ''bare or naked'', The Gymnitae were originally Soldiers in Ancient Greece who fought just that way – nude or almost such. They were used as skirmishers and …

Cretan Archers

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-greece/cretan-archers Masters of the Ranged Weapon (Bow), Cretan Archers (Isle of Crete), were sought after Mercenary Soldier in Ancient Greece of the 5th Century AD. Their skill with Bow and …

Spartiate

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/ancient-greece/spartiate The Ancient Spartans were famed Warriors of The Ancient World. As we have seen, they were divided into various Castes, even among their Military. As with The Perioeci (ne …