The Spartan Army

The Spartan Army

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Gennemgang af lakedaimoniernes(spartanernes) professionelle hAbr, dennes organisation, bevAbbning, udrustning og uddannelse, gennem den Helenistiske periode mellem 300 og 800 Ayr e.Kr.That these items were in use in the Spartan army too is attested by the Lakonian warrior-statuette from Longa. ... The reason may have been the growth of Persian power: Lydia fell in 546, Babylonia in 539, Egypt in 525, and in 523 Polycrates, the powerful tyrant of Samos, was captured and put to death ... However, this bronze model of a sword, purchased in Crete in 1898, may well reproduce the shape.

Title:The Spartan Army
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 1998


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