A mora was composed of hoplites, men armed with spears, swords and aspis or hoplon (the word from which the soldier gets his name) and armoured in a cuirass, greaves and a Corinthian Helm. The unit was led by a Polemarch, the third (or arguably second) highest rank in Spartan hierarchy after the kings. However, sometimes there was a higher rank, that of Strategos, most famously held by Lysander. During the time of pure phalanx combat in Greece, the mora was a very difficult obstacle for a commander to negotiate. However, Iphicrates of Athens used a small, elite group of Peltasts to destroy one.