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Thursday, July 12, 2018
The Linothorax The ancient Greeks knew that armor could be made of linen, woven from fibers of the flax plant, ( L...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
A reddit thread that I wound up posting quite a bit on.
I saw this blog mentioned on a reddit thread, so I jumped in to add my two cents. Fans of this blog will find the discussion interesting. ...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Hoplites at War
My book Hoplites at War with Fred Ray will be coming out this fall. http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-1-4766-6602-0 ...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
A simple pendulum for testing the strike force of spears.
There is a renewed interest in testing the type of spear strikes that hoplites used in battle. Much of this is done with more enthusiasm th...
Monday, October 6, 2014
Christopher Mathew's flawed analysis of the mechanics of hoplite combat: 1
I find myself having to dispel some of the new myths put forth by Chris Mathew's analysis of the mechanics of hoplite combat that formed...
Friday, June 20, 2014
My other history related articles
Here are links to other articles I have written for Ancient Warfare. This was the original presentation of the crowd-othismos. As y...
The Storm of Spears and Press of Shields
I received the OK from Jasper at Karawansaray Publishing to post my full article on hoplite mechanics as it appeared in the Marathon special...
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