chapter  19
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LONG-HAIRS

One of the warrior’s most striking means to awe his foes was his hair. Long hair alone did not mark a specific warrior style, for most Indo-European warriors wore long hair, but hair styles mattered-Celts alone had nine different ones. Indian, Iranian, Greek, Celtic, Italic and Germanic warriors wore their hair long, and Spartans claimed that long hair made them more handsome-or more frightening.1