An extremely common weapon, because of its cheapness and effectiveness, primary weapon of most soldiers and (except in the Decadent Period) makhetes. See hoplite and peltast. Spears are also used in hunting. The usual thing in Gehennum is for spears to have a bamboo shaft and to be pointed with flint, obsidian, or glass. See war-dance.

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