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The Leukaspides (Greek: Λευκάσπιδες "White Shields"), made up one of the two probable corps of the Antigonid Macedonian phalanx in the Hellenistic period, with the Chalkaspides ("Bronze Shields") forming the other.

The Leukaspides were notably used by Antigonus Doson in his campaign against Cleomenes III of Sparta in the 220's BC (Plutarch, Cleom. 23.11), and the shields of the Leukaspides are mentioned as spoils of war after the battle of Pydna in 168 BC (Diodorus Siculus, 31.10).

See also


  • Head, Duncan (1982). Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars. WRG.
  • Bar-Kochva, Bezalel (1976). "The Seleucid Army: Organization and Tactics in the Great Campaigns". Cambridge University Press

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