History Of Warfare, The: Hoplite Warfare
The mighty armored warriors at the heart of Greek legend were famous Hoplites. Fighting shoulder to shoulder, armed with their long thrusting spears and colorful shields, these were the men who dominated the battlefields of the ancient world during the conflicts of the Peloponnesian Wars.
In 450 BC, war erupted between the two great powers of ancient Greece, the Athenians and the Spartans. By the time the war had finished, the army, navy and city of Athens would be in ruins.
Featuring extraordinary reconstruction footage and the views of leading academic experts, this DVD examines the tactics and strategies of Hoplite Warfare and offers a unique insight into the battles of ancient Greece. Narrated by Bob Sessions, with expert commentary by Brian Blessed.