Ancient Greek Military Tactics to be Reenacted

Professional hoplite reenactor Gamal Castile will demonstrate ancient Greek battle tactics in an interactive presentation, “Fighting in the Shade: Greek Hoplite Warfare in the Persian Wars,” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

A hoplite was a heavily armed foot soldier of ancient Greece. Castile will demonstrate ancient Greek and Persian military tactics, complete with authentically recreated weapons and armor he designed and constructed himself. The scope of this presentation concerns the evolution of the Greek hoplite: how their weapons and battle tactics culminated in the victory over the Persian invasions of Greece, allowing for the flourishing of Greek culture in the classical period. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in the presentation.

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Interdisciplinary Studies. More information about this event and other activities sponsored by the School of Arts and Letters can be found at

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