Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)
ca. 510 B.C.
H. 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
On either side, four running warriors
These four warriors running close together with overlapping shields illustrate the simple but effective tactical formation of the Greek infantry. Heavily armed soldiers were deployed in closely packed rows that moved as a unit, called a phalanx.
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