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Phalanx warfare: Closing of the ranks
(09-16-2016, 07:55 PM)Bryan Wrote: How many city states routinely used knife sized swords?

Hard to say, they are pretty common on early 4thc images.  Around this time we read of Spartans using swords called enchiridia or "daggers". There are a number of Theban stelai and Athenian vase images and statues that show blades shorter than a man's forearm- maybe 12-14inches.

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RE: Phalanx warfare: Closing of the ranks - by Paul Bardunias - 09-17-2016, 12:09 AM

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