• Greek Phalanxes

    Image ID
    FOT1198459
    Rights
    RF Royalty Free
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    24.8 MB
    TIFF
    Image Dimensions
    6546 x 5025 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    554 x 425 mm
    21.8 x 16.8 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    artwork illustration painting war warrior soldier spear shield stock image stock photo
    Description
    Greek Phalanxes. The key to Macedonian success was the phalanx. In a phalanx, armoured soldiers stood in tightly packed rows bristling with long spears. Such a formation could withstand a cavalry attack, yet still move swiftly. Alexander the Great was a young Macedonian king who was one of the greatest generals in history. He built an empire stretching from Greece to India. Alexander was born in 356bc in Pella, capital of Macedonia. His father King Phillip II was a tough fighter who conquered neighbouring Greece. His mother was the fiery Olympias, who told him that he was descended from Achilles, the hero of the Iliad. As a boy, he was tutored by the famous philosopher Aristotle. A story tells how he tamed the great unridable horse Bucephalus, which afterwards carried him as far as India. When Alexander was 20, his father was murdered by a bodyguard and he became king. Alexander quickly stamped out rebellion.
    Uploader
    Miles Kelly
    Contributor
    Miles Kelly Publishing
    Date Taken
    2014-10-08
    Uploaded on
    2014-10-08
    Collection
    History
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    History
    Dominant colour
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    Sales History
    • Editorial; school book; print and digital; agreed fee