Peltast

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Mark Cartwright
by Magnus Manske
published on 12 February 2013
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A peltast was a type of Greek infantryman who was usually armed with a javelin and who carried a light shield. Originating from Thrace, the peltast was a common sight in Greek warfare during the Classical period and especially following the Peloponnesian War.

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Manske, M. (2013, February 12). Peltast. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1060/peltast/

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Manske, Magnus. "Peltast." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 12, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1060/peltast/.

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Manske, Magnus. "Peltast." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Feb 2013. Web. 17 Oct 2021.