Warriors in ancient societies were considered tobe protectors of the communities they lived in. During the ancient times, there were many groups that fought forterritorial superiority.1Every group had warriors who went into battle against their enemies to gainterritorial pride.
2This led to the widespread emergence of warriors who were viewed as being theprotectors of the communities they lived within. Parker therefore argues that the emergence ofwarriors within the ancient societies was propelled by the need to protect thecommunities in the long run against their immediate enemies.In the history of ancient Greece, it is evidentthat there were many wars that were fought. The Greeks wanted to maintain a reputation for being a strong nation.Therefore, they trained a lot of soldiers who would be use in war to protectthe communities.3The hoplites are defined as soldiers who went to war on foot armed with shieldsand spears.
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The mostly depended onformations when going to war. Theformations ensured that the soldiers did not act individually as it wouldcompromise the strength of the group. The hoplites ensured they cooperated with each other to form strongforces to combat their enemies at all times.Discipline within the hoplite warfare wasfundamental. This is due to the factthat the soldiers were required to go to war in formations.
Formations were an important part of winningthe war against their enemies.4Compromising the formation would lead to the hoplites being defeated by theirenemies in war. Due to the high level ofdiscipline that was exhibited by the hoplites during war, only a number of themwere lost during warfare. The lostnumbers of hoplites in every war was between twenty percent owing itself to thehigh level of cooperation and discipline in creating and maintaining warfareformations.51 (Parker 2008)2 (Holladay 1982)3 (Hanson 1991)4 (Parker 2008)5 (Parker 2008)