A heavy-armed infantry soldier.
citizen of a Greek city-state, rich enough to afford body armor and required to serve in the army in times of crisis
heavily armed Greek infantryman. The hoplite carried a circular shield, wore a cuirass (breast-plate), a helmet which gave additional protection to nose and cheeks, and (normally, but not always) greaves. To be effective the hoplite had to fight in formation, since the overlap of the shields protected the exposed right side of the warrior. The spear became a thrusting weapon rather than a javelin.
A heavily armed warrior; hoplite armour was introduced into Hellas from the Near East in the course of the seventh century BCE. A hoplite fought in a line, a phalanx, holding a large round shield ( hoplon) in his left hand and a thrusting spear in his right. Each hoplite's shield protected the man on his left, and it was therefore essential that soldiers maintained their formation in the line.
A heavily armoured infantry soldier of ancient Greek city-states.
a hoplon bearer
a heavily armed footsoldier in Greek armies, typically of the citizen class.
Fully armed Greek foot soldier, from HOPLON, meaning shield. The hoplites should afford their own armour and weapons. Helmets protected the head. They varied in shape and some had crests made of horse hair to make the wearer appear more impressive and frightening.
Heavily armed Greek fighter who is particularly effective in close combat
A regular Greek soldier.
The hoplite was a heavy infantryman that was the central focus of warfare in Ancient Greece. The word hoplite (Greek , hoplitÄ“s) derives from hoplon (, plural hopla, ) meaning an item of armor or equipment and consequently the entire equipment of the hoplite (but not specifically the circular shield, which is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a hoplon, though it was in fact called an aspis). These soldiers probably first appeared in the late seventh century B.C.