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Hoplite Warfare
Hoplite Warfare
Actor: Bob Sessions
Genres: Documentary
NR     2009     0hr 50min

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 »

     
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Actor: Bob Sessions
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Cromwell Productions
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/09/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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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."