Ancient Greece

Thorakitai

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

Polemarch

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A ''Polemarch'' was a Military Title used in Ancient Greece (roughly 4th Century BC). It's translation is equal to that of ''Warlord''. Many Historians cite that the Titl …

Periocei

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The ''Perioeci'' was a Class of ''Non-Citizen'' common to both Ancient Sparta (Laconia) and Messenia (A Territory under Spartan Authority). Their ''name is translated to …

Spartan Mora

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Linked to Ancient Sparta (Lacedaemon, 6th Century BC), The ''Mora'' was a portion of a Spartan Army (roughly a tenth, or 600 Soldiers). Most Mora were Veteran Soldiers, b …

Lochos

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Termed as ''Ambush'' Soldiers, The Ancient Greek (Thebian) ''Lochos'' was actually a sub-division of the early Greek Army. They date to at least the 3rd Century BC. A ''F …