Greek Wars

BBC site for Greek Wars:

http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/war/home_set.html

Key terms to know:

hoplites – Greek foot soldiers

siege – surrounding and attacking a fortified place

phalanx – Greek attack formation with spears

cavalry – soldiers on horseback

trireme – Greek war ship

Here are some scenes from the movie Troy, that show some of the battle tactics we discussed in class:

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This is the History Channel scene of the battle of Thermopolae with the infamous 300 Spartan warriors who valiantly fought until the end.

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