What the hell is your problem? I disagreed with you, corrected a few of your statements - but I did so respectfully
. And you're having a little conniption fit like a pathetic child. Learn how to take criticism, friend. There's no reason to act like a jackass just because someone doesn't agree with your statements.
So what? Being Greek does not give you any more insight into Greek history than anything else. I am -SO- sick of hearing people trot out the "I am of X country and thereore my knowledge of X country's history is clearly better than anyone else's."
I am a pro in the military history field
And I'm supposed to take your word for it? You should know that sounds silly. Statements like this must be demonstrated, not simply stated as if fact. I could say I'm a national football hero. Does that make it true?
But I fear there are too many rude, ungreatful people here who just try to (in your words) bust people's balls, instead of appreciating their hard work.
Oh, I see. So it's 'rude' and 'ungrateful' to simply disagree someone and correct their statements? Get over yourself, man. Really.
I am not absolutely certain about the machaera
In English, the machaira, in that spelling, refers to a kopis-like weapon. Period. The fact that you used a spelling that does not exist ("machera") is not my fault. If you meant some entirely different weapon - you should have said so. I guessed you were talking about the machaira. Either way, you admit that you're not certain, then go on to say that it means 'any short sword.' You're going to have to choose something and stick to it. Your indecisiveness seems to reflect faulty knowledge and unsurety. Not that it does - but it SEEMS to.
also, kopis was indeed used mostly by the cavalry in the Greek area and before Alexander. Read xenophon and check the bloody vases.
Reading Xenophon I can't seem to find any statement to the effect of 'the kopis is a cavalry sword.' How telling.
Do not confuse Greece with Italy and Spain
That's for pointing that out - I didn't realize Italy and Spain weren't the same country as Greece.
The existence of linothorax cannot be challenged because many ancient sources talking about warfare, are reffering to them.
Blatantly false. References are scattered, wholly difficult to understand, and have been challenged and re-examined by multiple historians. I don't know of a single one that has claimed 'linothorax' as fact. That seems to be reserved for laymen who don't know any better.
Also, the suggestion that the linothorax is not what the name says, is rather silly.
Yeah, you're right. All those historians are wrong. You're a master of your field. Can I roll my eyes again, or would that be making it too frequent?
so it's definitely not a leather vest (not to mention that linos means precisely linen... duh!).
I don't recall saying the word 'leather' anywhere in there.
the bit about the lakonian xiphos is so extremely wrong... read Herodotus, read Xenophon and then come to the archeological museums here and check what exactly the lakonian sword is. Duh!
...Right. I believe I'm correct. From what I understand about the 'Lakonian' xiphos, from the achaeological side of things and the words of distinguished historians - I'm correct. If that information is wrong - feel free to provide SOURCES that prove you're right. I have no problem with being mistaken on a topic.
Much to your dismay, thorax is the standard designation for body armour
To my dismay? What - am I sad about it? Thorax, so far as I remember, is the -modern- designation for body armour. I seem to recall that it was not used historically. Could I be mistaken? Sure. Provide sources if I am, I'd like to know.
Skythian and Korinthian IN GREEK (a language you clearly not posses) are written with "K", there is no "C" in modern, Koene or ancient Greek.
Last I checked, we were speaking English here. In English - both are spelled with a C. That's what I was referring to, as I assumed you do not speak English natively and I was, therefore, just making it known to you.
I won't be adding anything past this, as I see some peeps here are real arses.
If by 'some people' you mean yourself, then yes. Do you always throw a little fit when someone doesn't agree with you? Seriously, man - your reaction was totally uncalled for. Just because someone disagrees with you does not mean you need to fly off the handle and act like a jackass. I know - I've been there. It isn't needed.
Might you really know your stuff? Maybe. in my opinion you'e made some mistakes, and your tone and information leads me to believe you are an amateur in the field. If I'm incorrect - please provide sources to back up your claims. That's all that's needed. I'm not attacking you, I'm not trying to say that you're stupid and don't know anything, or anything of the sort. Don't make it personal or assaultive when it isn't.
By the way, here's an English translation online of Xenophon's Hellenica: http://etext.teamnesbitt.com/books/etext/etext98/hllnc10.txt.html