Notes on representations of hoplites with double spears in Archaic Greek art and the usage of javelins and spears by the Archaic phalanx Cover Image
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Notes on representations of hoplites with double spears in Archaic Greek art and the usage of javelins and spears by the Archaic phalanx
Notes on representations of hoplites with double spears in Archaic Greek art and the usage of javelins and spears by the Archaic phalanx

Author(s): Wawrzyniec Miścicki
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: Ancient Greek warfare; spear; phalanx; Archaic art

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this article is to answer questions concerning the usage of spears and javelins by the warriors of Archaic Greece. More precisely, the possibility of the hoplites using javelins as an offensive weapon when fighting in the phalanx formation will be examined through the analysis of contemporary iconographical sources. The article will also present how depictions of hoplites with double spears could be interpreted and used within the theory of Archaic Greek warfare and examine the reliability of such images.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 113-120
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English