The King and War of Megaron

01 Jun

The king The king was but a chief whose authority was recognized by the other leaders their peers. Indistinguishable from them even by their dress, but carrying a baton or scepter, the insignia of his dignity. He was the leader in war, presided over religious ceremonies, and administered justice in the open. Always belonged to a family claiming descent from the gods, which gave more prestige.

The king lived in a palace, but not to be attributed no significance to the word luxury and magnificence, as the palace was only a bigger house than the others. This house consisted of two parts of the thalamus or private parts of the family, built in stone and megaron, large public room made of wood, in which men would gather for meals. The building was completed with vast courtyards and offices for provisions and for servers.

The king and chiefs held in the megaron great feasts, were roasted whole animals such as oxen, sheep, pigs or goats in front of the home that occupied the center of the room. This megaron was actually a kind of farm with a dirt floor with no flooring and no fireplace or engage in, full of guns and garbage of all kinds.

WAR: The war, as depicted in the Iliad, it was in a completely barbarous. Each tribe fought separately under the command of the king and chiefs. The warriors on foot wearing helmets and shields, with their national weapons the bow, the sling, the spear or mace. The chiefs had fought in full armor and chariot, with spear and sword. In battle, while the warriors were placed online, the heads advancing in their cars between the two armies, to provoke the enemy heroes with insults and engage single combat sung by the poets.

It was common for armies fighters such surcease to witness at close quarters. The art of besieging a place did not exist at the time, so the Greeks before Troy, did not build towers or trenches. It was customary then form a military camp and shelter after the ships drew ashore and lined as houses line the street. To take a city, the only remedy was to be worth assault.

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