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What is an Argive?

Detail of a vase depicting an Argive hoplite warrior.

Detail of a vase depicting an Argive hoplite warrior.

by Brady Blackburn

Technically speaking, an Argive is anyone from Argos, located on the Argolis Plain in Peloponnese, Greece. In mythology and ancient history, however, the Argives were regarded as one of the most skilled soldiers of their time. They had an elite fighting unit of 1,000 youth hoplite who were freed from all religious, political, and familial responsibilities in order to be warriors. The Argives also claimed responsibility for creating the phalanx formation (the block of heavily-armed men standing shoulder-to-shoulder, several ranks deep, that was used through most of military history). In this way, they became known as young but wise and innovative strategists with great honor and passion — virtues which we, as a company, seek to embody.

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