What was the army of Philip the king of Macedonia armed with? Why did the Greeks live unfriendly and fought among themselves? What did Philip’s tactics give to quarrel opponents?
In the middle of the IV century BC at the head of the Macedonian kingdom was the smart and energetic king Philip. He created a powerful and strong army, which consisted of cavalry and infantry. Each infantryman had a six-meter spear. In battle, the first six rows put spears on the shoulders of those in front. The last rows of the phalanx turned to face the enemy. Then the phalanx “bristled” and was unapproachable. Philip’s army had siege towers. With such a strong army, Philip was able to conquer Hellas, since the Greek policies were at war among themselves. Each of them wanted to be at the head of Hellas. In addition, Philip could bribe and quarrel among opponents. Thus, as a result of the listed reasons, Macedonia was able to conquer Greece.
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