THE REAL STORY OF THE WARRIOR-HEROES OF ANCIENT GREECE!
“For the Spartans, it wasn’t walls or magnificent public buildings that made a city; it was their own ideals. In essence, Sparta was a city of the head and the heart. And it existed in its purest form in the disciplined march of a hoplite phalanx on their way to war!” – Bettany Hughes, writer/historian.
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BRASIDAS IN THE NORTH
Brasidas arrived in Macedonia at the head of a small army of allies and trained (and freed) helot-hoplites, called neodamodes. His purpose was to break the Athenian’s hold on the northern Aegean coast; and, ultimately, to capture Byzantium, thus severing Athens’ grain supply from the Black Sea region.
Immediately, tensions developed between the Spartan general and his ally, the Macedonian king, Perdiccas II….
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