Ancient Greece

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 …

Hippeis

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The Hippeis was the Cavalry Branch of The Athenian Army, and was formed around the 5th Century BC. Classed as the 2nd highest of Citizens within Athenian Society, these S …

Himation

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Traced to Ancient Greece (30 BC) and later to Byzantium, a Himation was a style of clothing similar to an Overwrap or Cloak. The Himation was considered a Unisex garment …

Labys Axe

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Long associated with Governmental and Office, The Labys was a double headed (bitted), Axe. It was used as a symbol of such in Ancient Crete and Greece perhaps as far back …

Thracian Rhomphaia

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An Ancient Thracian Greek City-State Blade/Pole Arm weapon, The Rhomphaia was developed around the 4th Century B.C. The weapon had a long (2.5 foot), single-edged blade a …

Liburna

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Developed initially by Illyrian Pirates (and later adapted by The Roman Navy, 2nd Century A.D.), these vessels were small fast attack ships. Ideal for patrols and raiding …