Greek Hoplites

By: Robin C. Ren

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Greek hoplites were soldiers that were pay to fight in the army. The army had a special formation they fo

ught in called the phalanx. A phalanx is a formation of rows. Each soldier held a long spear, and a shield so they could protect themselves and the person beside him. But there was more improvement, when Alexander the Great’s father helped the soldiers train to turn in the phalanx form. He also made the spears longer. During the battle, the soldiers in the front would attack first, but if a person in the first row dies, then the person behind him will take his place. It did not matter if the soldier was rich or poor because the government provided the armor and weapons, and nobody rode on horses.
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