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JLight

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In August 394 BCE, the most brutal event of the Corinthian War took place between Spartan veterans and Theban hoplites. Just outside Coronea, the Spartan army of the Asia Minor campaign collided with a coalition army on the open plains of Boeotia in a grudge match that nearly saw the death of Sparta’s warrior king, Agesilaus. Sparta seized victory by holding the field of battle, but the clash shattered the image of the Spartan Phalanx’s invincibility and would be the last major pitched battle of the Corinthian War. To learn more, click on the link below.

https://www.historicworld.co.uk/pos...a-down-a-peg-or-two-the-corinthian-war-part-5
 
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seleanor

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In August 394 BCE, the most brutal event of the Corinthian War took place between Spartan veterans and Theban hoplites. Just outside Coronea, the Spartan army of the Asia Minor campaign collided with a coalition army on the open plains of Boeotia in a grudge match that nearly saw the death of Sparta’s warrior king, Agesilaus. Sparta seized victory by holding the field of battle, but the clash shattered the image of the Spartan Phalanx’s invincibility and would be the last major pitched battle of the Corinthian War. To learn more, click on the link below.

https://www.historicworld.co.uk/pos...a-down-a-peg-or-two-the-corinthian-war-part-5
This takes me back to my school days, I remember reading about the hoplite battle strategy that was very successful in Greece
 
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