By Antonio Santosuosso
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All this suggests that it would have benefited the I'ersians to contain the Greeks at a distmce as far as poss~bie,while ~t was in the Interest of the Creeks t o join hand-to-hand battle immediately. 3 a r ~ n sm d armor about half h ~ body s we~ght,could harcily run more than a few meters ~f lie wanted to contact the enemy with any semblance of physical vigor. 'This ruust have rneant that the hopl~tesrushed the enemy only in the I'tst 20 to 30 meters or so of the k ~ l l ~ nrange g of the bow.
The Athe~li~a~ls, tor example, had no cavalry at all at Marathon. Rut the d i m ~ n ~ s h erole d of the cavalry also reflected the rnore egalttartan social pr~nciplesot rlie l~opllte era. First, '1s ment~oned,only the kery rich could buy ,111d keep horses. Second, the cavalry could receive the glum job of all the fighting by elilnlnating the fleeing enemy or by a flank or rear action. For t h ~ to s be acceptable, not only ~ n i l ~ t a rthlnk~ng y but also S O C I ~~I S S U I ~ ~ ~ I hdd O I I Sto c11'1nge.
The decis~onto beg111 a battle was ~nextr~cably t ~ e dto the will of tlie gods as well. , Epaminondas and the Theban leaders seemed t o have used a variety of ruearts connected w ~ t krelig~onto r a s e tlle spir~tsof the Thebans and t o discourage the Spartans. The Tiiebans were told they were going to fight on a terrain that had been desecrated by the Spartans, who had raped two Theban virgins there; they were illso told t o place g,~rl,~nds on the monument commemorating the Spartans' evil deed.