posted on Jan, 22 2003 @ 06:44 PM
Well while I disagree with Hannibal being black because Hannibal was Cathagenian and Cathagenians were white, so it makes NO SENSE, that is not really
the argument, just a technicality.
The argument is who was the best warrior? Well a Greek would by far beat anyone, in any way. The Greek Phalanx was the epitomy of courage, they are
the ONLY battle unit, where retreat was purposely restricted, and rest was not merrited.
No other military would ever be so dedicated, especially for being farmers and not regular soldiers.
The Greek Phalanx made man, into the ultimate warrior//poet.
When two Greek armies were to meet on a battle field, they'd establish a few overseers to be the "judge" of who truly won, in case there were
further desputes, they'd permit the other side as much time as they wanted to ready themselves.
Then when the time came, they'd fall into their ranks, dressed in some of the most frightening armor that man has ever conceived, they start off
running in as a wall of spears...smash into the enemy force, and hack and slash and thrust until the others were broken.
The Roman legions did not even practice such a valient tactic, while not the most successful tactic, most United States Special Forces members don't
even have the guts to be a Greek Hoplite.
In fact, that breed of human is all but dead now, now soldiers are tought to stay alive, put pressure on, but they aren't taught to be
So the question now to ask, is what is a Warrior really? It certainly is not today's soldiers, most of whom would run if they had to fight as a
phalanx, although the phalanx was made such that you could not run away, which is ingenious...but still, the "true" courage of men, that bloated
heroic duty that is imbeded in the Warrior spirit, seems all but gone, as technology replaces the soul of combat.