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POLL: Othismos


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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Interesting debate and a question that has puzzled me since I was a lad

How did the pike blocks of the 16th century battle each other? It seems to me from what little I know about them they were sort of along the lines of what Toronto 48 describes


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
a literal shoving match
39
25%
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a figurative term
44
28%
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both
53
34%
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other (explain)
0
0%
 
no opinion
21
13%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Othismos literally, shoving or pushing is the type of combat in which hoplite armies engage. Do you believe Ancient armies engaged in a literal shoving match, similar to a football scrum? Or was this a figurative, metaphorical term when used by ancient writers?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.