Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece.... its Military, Weapons and Society.

Bouleuterion

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/bouleuterion 31st Jul 2021 - A Bouleuterion was an Ancient Greek government structure which served as an Assembly House or Meeting Place for City and Town Officials. These were pe …

The Spartan Code

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/the-spartan-code 31st Jul 2021 - As we have seen, the very name ''Sparta'' invokes images of brave and fierce Ancient Greek Warriors, afraid of nothing and most often fighting to the …

Cretan Archers

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/cretan-archers 31st Jul 2021 - Masters of the Ranged Weapon (Bow), Cretan Archers (Isle of Crete), were sought after Mercenary Soldier in Ancient Greece of the 5th Century AD. Their …

Polemarch

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/polemarch 31st Jul 2021 - A ''Polemarch'' was a Military Title used in Ancient Greece (roughly 4th Century BC). It's translation is equal to that of ''Warlord''. Many Historian …

Spartiate

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/spartiate 31st Jul 2021 - The Ancient Spartans were famed Warriors of The Ancient World. As we have seen, they were divided into various Castes, even among their Military. As w …

Gymnitae

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/gymnitae 31st Jul 2021 - Meaning ''bare or naked'', The Gymnitae were originally Soldiers in Ancient Greece who fought just that way – nude or almost such. They were use …

Exomis

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/exomis 31st Jul 2021 - The replacement garment of The Greek Chiton, The Exomis was a short Tunic adopted in the 5th Century BC. They were made of two simple pieces of linen …

Thyreophoroi

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/thyreophoroi 31st Jul 2021 - The Thyreophoroi were a 1st thru 3rd Centuries BC Greek Military Formation. They would be comparable to Skirmishers and ''Melee'' Forces. Moderately w …

Thorakitai

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/thorakitai 31st Jul 2021 - The ''Thorakitai'' were an Ancient Greek Military Formation seen starting in the 2nd Century BC. They would be comparable to 18th Century Cuirassiers. …

Sileraioi

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/sileraioi 31st Jul 2021 - From The Sila Mountains of Calabria (Italy), The Sileraioi were Mercenaries often employed by The King of Syracuse, around the 3rd BC. In addition to …

The ''10,000''

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/the-10000 31st Jul 2021 - The ''10,000'' is a numerical designator given to an Ancient Greek Mercenary Force – used in the attempted usurping of Persian King Artaxerxes I …

Himation

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/himation 31st Jul 2021 - Traced to Ancient Greece (30 BC) and later to Byzantium, a Himation was a style of clothing similar to an Overwrap or Cloak. The Himation was consider …