The Othismos, Myths and Heresies: The Nature of Hoplite Battle

@article{Goldsworthy1997TheOM,
  title={The Othismos, Myths and Heresies: The Nature of Hoplite Battle},
  author={Adrian Keith Goldsworthy},
  journal={War in History},
  year={1997},
  volume={4},
  pages={1 - 26}
}
W hat actually happened when two armies of Greek hoplites met on the battlefield in the sixth to fourth centuries Bc? How and why did one phalanx prevail over another composed of similarly equipped hoplites? These questions are not new, but they have received considerable attention in the current resurgence of interest in the warfare between the city states of Classical Greece. This trend has produced a great number of highly innovative studies which have added enormously to our understanding… 

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