"V - IV BC".
Warfare was a dominant part of life in Greece in the centuries before the Roman Empire, with each city state maintaining an army and regularly engaging in wars with neighbouring cities. This set covers the 5th and 4th centuries BCE, a period referred to as the 'classical period', when the Greeks had to meet threats from the Persian Empire and were eventually defeated at the hands of the Macedonian phalanx.
The most important element of all Greek armies was the hoplite, the heavy infantryman who carried a spear of about 2.5 to 3 metres in length. While the hoplites may have been the most important part of a Greek army, the light infantry also had a major role. There are two archers, a slinger and two javelin-armed peltasts - all troop types that would have been seen on any battlefield. Finally there is a piper and a splendid officer. Pipers are known to have been used by the Spartans, though their use elsewhere is less certain.
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