Phalanx Warfare in Ancient Greece


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What was unique about the Hoplite's position in Greek society?

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1. How did the Greek armies overcome the instinct to flee?

2. How is bronze age warfare related to fight or flight?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How did Greece encourage military prowess among its citizenry? What was crucial for phalanx warfare to succeed? Try answering these and other questions about warfare in ancient Greece with this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Elements of a Hoplite's gear
  • Greek city-states' dependence on citizen soldiers
  • Necessities for phalanx warfare
  • What the Greeks did to foster military skill
  • Origin of the Greek belief that the polis is more important than the individual

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on phalanx warfare in Ancient Greece
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a Hoplite's armor and weaponry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Greek reliance on citizen soldiers

Additional Learning

The associated lesson, Phalanx Warfare in Ancient Greece, covers this topic in greater detail. You'll complete objectives such as the following:

  • Identify battle tactics prior to the phalanx style
  • Recognize how Greeks trained male youth
  • Understand how a phalanx fought and maneuvered