Hoplites usually wore greaves, vambraces, and a chest-plate. They would also carry a shield and spear, with some carrying a short sword as a secondary weapon. I have read accounts that the Spartans would occasionally cast aside their clothing and fight naked if they wanted to show total scorn to an enemy that they did not fear. Maybe there is something to that, but I have yet to see anything conclusive from primary sources that indicates this ever happened. On the other hand, while art is usually just art, sometimes it is a window on the society. Some ancient pottery art I have seen depicting the Spartans, while showing them with shields, helmets, and spears, shows them with nothing else on except a garment that covers about as much as the loincloths in 300, though of a different design.
Girls Fighting Naked Outdoor On The Grass
I still think it is likely that the lack of underwear under a kilt , which was a regulation in most regiments, is related to ancient Celtic warriors fighting naked. I know that most young kilt-wearers today forgo underwear simply so that when they are asked by a foreign girl can reply 'Why don't you reach in and find out?', and many of them don't even wait to be asked.
GUMNAZO: lessons in fighting naked - Kindle edition by Steven Sisler
No. The movie 300 has the Spartan soldiers fighting nearly naked without any form of body armor protecting them. Body armor was a valuable asset to the real Spartan soldiers. 300 author Frank Miller commented on this alteration in an Entertainment Weekly interview, "I took those chest plates and leather skirts off of them for a reason. I wanted these guys to move and I wanted 'em to look good. ... Spartans, in full regalia, were almost indistinguishable except at a very close angle."
Fighting Naked by HUMANWINE, released 14 March 2014 1
I’m not a fan of gimmicky titles, but this one just works. We sometimes laugh when we feel a fight bubbling up because we remember the advice we once received: “fight naked”! The idea is that it’s really hard to fight angrily when you’re both in your birthday suits! While practically applicable, the axiom is actually very profound.I’ve been married to my husband for 11, almost 12 years now. This last summer was a rough one for us and it almost ended our marriage. Thankfully, we are “well learned” and are working through it using the same techniques you advise. Although, I never thought to “fight naked” literally. Oh, all the time we could have saved on our arguments. :)