Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Bob Sessions
The mighty armored warriors at the heart of Greek legend were the famous Hoplites. In 450 BC, war erupted between the two great powers of ancient Greece: the Athenians and the Spartans. By the time the war had finished, th... more »
Not much better than a student's project
Gamal E. Castile | Columbia, Missouri USA | 05/16/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD does not rise to the level one would expect of a documentary seen on any major television channel. The history and information may have been fairly accurate, albeit simple. The documentary does not even touch on Hoplite warfare, other than to give a history lesson of some of the battles fought. Virtually nothing is said of the actual equipping, training, or tactics of the hoplite warrior. The re-enactment scenes are almost painful to watch. They are comprised of a hodge-podge of re-enactors wearing clothing, armor and weapons from all sorts of different periods and cultures. Many of the re-enactors were on horseback, which is the antithesis of the heavily armored hoplite infantrymen. I have always loved Greek and ancient history, studied it in college, read about it, and even have my own panoply of historically authentic hoplite armor from Daniyal Steelcrafts, but this DVD was so boring and poorly made, I couldn't even finish it to the end. Its a waste of money and embarrassingly produced."