The heading is basically all I remember from school. The hoplites lacked mobility and were thus harassed for day by the lightly armored Athenian archers. Athenian victory.

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    See Battle of Sphacteria. Jun 12, 2023 at 15:01
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    @LarsBosteen well ... yeah ... this answers the question. Perhaps the question should be removed as trivial or expanded to e.g. query also about the tactics of the battle?
    – Vorac
    Jun 12, 2023 at 15:36
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    Bettany Hughes talked about it Jun 12, 2023 at 15:42

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You are certainly remembering of the history of the garrison of Sphacteria island.

Some things to adjust from the description you made:

  • Athenians did not only use archers, but javeliniers as well
  • Spartans were isolated by the water, in the island

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