- Dec 2012
These are what comes to mind when I think of the classical hoplite. I am not referring to the phalangite, who I know carried on for some time, waning as the Roman legions conquered the Mediterranean world. So, when did the hoplite completely disappear? Did places like Sparta and Athens begin to field phalangites in the post-Alexandrian world? Or, did they hold on to the hoplite? Perhaps in a modified fashion? Anywhere else you guys can think of, where this style of fighting continued?