Greek Swords & Spears

Infantry was the dominant military arm in ancient Greece, and the Spartan infantry eclipsed all others. A Spartan hoplite (footsoldier) wielded a pike of seven and a half to nine feet in length, which he handled more skillfully than his opponent did his own weapon of lesser stature. He donned a helmet, breastplate and greaves and carried a short sword at his waist.

He held so large a shield that it could be used as a stretcher to carry wounded from the field. This shield protected its bearer's left side and front, and extended far leftward to protect his neighbor's right side.

Dependence upon a neighbor's shield encouraged each hoplite to keep rank. These trained hoplites maneuvered in a formation, called a phalanx, of at least eight ranks deep. The Spartan phalanx was the most formidable sight on battlefields in the fifth century B.C .


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Macedonian Dagger dated to 4th century BC, the kind that was carried by the generals...

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Ancient Macedonian sword as seen in the 2004 movie "Alexander". Blade made of high...

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The Double Headed Axe was a lethally brutal instrument of destruction and battle. The...

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The Parazonium (= by the belt) was a short sword carried by the Greek soldiers at...

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Jason, the son of Aeson, was the leader of the Argonauts and the husband of Medea....

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Bronze dagger found at excavations near the ground of the Battle of Thermopylae in...

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Minoan Double Axe Of all the Minoan (ancient Cretan...

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A Roman Officer's Dagger, a potent weapon that would be superb in the brutality of...

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Spartacus (c. 109-71 BC) was a Thracian gladiator, one of the slave leaders in the...

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It takes just a long and smooth piece of solid wood to create the perfect Spartan...

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Dagger carried by Spartans with the characteristic triangular shape of the Laconian...

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A slashing sword, very effective at close combat, perhaps the most lethal of all...

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The spear which was used by the hoplites of the Spartan infantry. The Spartan soldiers...

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The short sword which was used by the hoplites of the famous Spartan infantry as a...

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The sword used by the hoplites (=soldiers), who formed the undefeated main phalanx of...

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The sword which was used by the officers (lochagoi) of the famous Spartan infantry...

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A slashing sword, very effective at close combat, perhaps the most lethal of all...

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The sword believed to have been carried by King Leonidas, leader of the 300 at the...

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The Parazonium (= by the belt) was a dagger carried by Spartans at their belts. It...

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The sword used by the hoplites (=soldiers), who formed the undefeated main phalanx...

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Greek hoplite sword probably adopted from the Etruscans. The handles and the top and...

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Greek Hoplite sword from Campovalano, Italy, 6th-5th century BC . The handle is of...

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