Hey, Im looking for some valid sources that prove the fact that Hoplites eventually got rid of their heavier armor and fought essentially nude. Helmet/shield/spear. Mobility was king.
I just received a comment on a paper I wrote in which I mentioned the fact hoplites eventually fought naked. The prof said "Newp, they were all heavily armored" Well, im gonna write a second paper in responce to that comment detailing the evolution of the hoplite and phalanx, from early Greek period, through to the Hellenistic Age with the macedonian phalangites.
I've had problems finding sources, mainly due to the fact this revelation is relatively new, and history books are not that frequently updated ;p
In anycase, if anyone can provide any legitimate sources I can cite in my paper i'd much appreciate it. Books, articles etc.