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Battles and wars are some of the most interesting events in history. It's hard to imagine how ancient soldiers fought without modern technology and weaponry, but they did. The Greeks were great soldiers and had one of the most powerful armies in the ancient world. Citizen-soldiers of ancient Greece were called hoplites, and their battle formation, the phalanx, was one reason they were so hard to defeat. The key to this formation? The shield!
Spark your child's interest in ancient history by making a round shield like the ones hoplites carried in Ancient Greece. This is a great way to let your boys get their fill of weaponry and all things violent while sneaking in some history learning.