From: Mikko Rintasaari <>
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 16:54:58 +0200

:As far as I know (and I admit I'm not up on current scholarship), the
:only requirement to stand in a hoplite phalanx was that you were able to
:afford the equipment. The idea was that no peasants were allowed.

Where did you get that??? The phalanxes required absolute discipline and training. Every man had a number and position in the structure, and knew where to step when a man in a certain position to themselves fell.

The hoplites trained, and trained hard. They were professional soldiers.


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