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Phalanx warfare: Closing of the ranks
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Thank you Robert - I was prompted to post again by Sean Manning drawing attention to the publication of the excavation of an intact Thracian tomb containing an intact leather  - covered in scales - Tube-and-Yoke  corselet. This intact tomb is perhaps second only to the Vergina tombs in importance, and it had a curious connection to Philip iI's tomb there. Very exciting! ( see "Unusual Thracian corselet" thread ) 

I don't expect I'll post often. Much of the subject matter on RAT these days reminds me too much of 'Groundhog Day', LOL!


Anyway, to get back to the subject, I attach another diagram, this time from Xenophon's "Constitution" giving a brief description of Spartan drill, for the later 12 deep (in 'normal' or 'open' order) 'enomotia'/platoon.........

As can be seen from these two postings, it is incorrect to say we have no descriptions of 'hoplite drill'. Wink


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RE: Phalanx warfare: Closing of the ranks - by Paullus Scipio - 08-21-2016, 04:16 AM

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