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  Warfare 1
This hoplite is not depicted with his weaponry.
The hoplite carried the sword in a wooden scabbard, which was hung from his neck by a cord.
Since the shield only protected the left side of the hoplite (his right arm had to be free to employ the spear and the sword), it was deployed in such a way that it protected the right side of the man on the left in line.
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 Hoplite Fishing Boats Advantages
Any new boat purchased for non-commercial use from any authorized Hoplite boat dealer in the continental United States by the original retail purchaser, will be warranted against major structural defects in material or workmanship for a period of five (5) years for the hull and deck structure.
Warranty repairs will be performed by Hoplite or its authorized representative in accordance with the other provisions of its limited warranty.
All boats must be returned to an authorized Hoplite dealer for corrections and defects reported within the specified warranty period.
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 Ancient Greek Hoplite Reenactment
The idea for this website was born on one cold, August evening when, huddled around a campfire at a reenactment event, the flow of alcohol and slowly diminishing feeling in exposed extremities led to a discussion about the challenges faced by Hoplites on campaign.
From that, the difficulties encountered, the research undertaken, the realisations born from experience and the fact that re-creating a period bordering on pre-history does demand a monumental leap of faith, gave rise to an idea that motivation was the key and thus this website was conceived.
Hoplon: commonly corrupted in translation and applied solely to the hoplite shield, but essentially meaning 'weapon' as a general term.
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  Greek Hoplite Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The nature of battle for the individual hoplite necessitated trust in one's fellow infantryman for personal and group survival, a tradition that resonates through the history of war, yet exemplified to its finest on the battlefield of Greek antiquity.
The weapons and armor that hoplites brought into battle is telling of the brutality as well as the required physical endurance that defined phalanx warfare.
However, this arrangement also endangered those hoplites in the rear ranks, for misdirection or accidental backward thrusts of the spear often led to the injury or death of one’s fellow soldier.
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  Hoplite - Glasgledius   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The middle-sized shield of the hoplite was made possible in part by the shape, which allowed it to be supported on the shoulder.
The rise and fall of hoplite warfare was intimately connected to the rise and fall of the city-state.
Also, it is to be noted that the hoplites were forced to run at the Persian archers during the battles of Marathon and Plateus.
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  Hoplite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word hoplite (Greek ὁπλίτης, hoplitēs) derives from hoplon (ὅπλον, plural hopla, ὅπλα) 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).
A hoplite typically had a breastplate, a bronze helmet with cheekplates, as well as greaves and other armor, plus a bowl-shaped wooden shield called an aspis which was around 1 metre across.
The rise and fall of hoplite warfare was intimately connected to the rise and fall of the city-state.
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 HOPLITE. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hoplites were usually protected by helmets, cuirasses, and leg armor.
In classical Greece, hoplites were often citizens of city-states, who paid for their weaponry as a duty of citizenship.
Among the most famous hoplites was Socrates, who fought for Athens during the Peloponnesian War.
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 News | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The word hoplite (Greek, hoplitēs) 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).
A hoplite typically had a breastplate, a bronze helmet with cheekplates, as well as greaves and other armour, plus a bowl-shaped wooden shield called an aspis which was around 1 meter in diameter.
During the Persian Wars, hoplites were often forced to run towards archers in order to engage them in a melee where they would have the upper-hand, and during the Peloponnesian War light, projectile-armed troops such as peltasts became increasingly dominant.
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 Talk:Hoplite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The image used here is one of the standard illustrations of a hoplite, but of course, it usually has a lambda.
The hoplites of Sparti were the protoype for the Roman Legion, due to thier skill level compared to other city-states.
Sparta placed favour in the tried and tested hoplite, Athens in its navy (though it did have a cavalry attachment it was used sparingly and never developed).
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 Hoplite Diary
The world premiere run of "Hoplite Diary," conceived and directed by Tom Lee, will be presented September 30 - October 3 as part of the La MaMa Puppet Series Festival.
The piece tells the story of the Trojan War through the eyes of a "hoplite," a Greek footsoldier who is a nobody.
"Hoplite Diary" is presented by the La MaMa Puppet Series Festival, which is supported in part by The Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater, and by an Artist Grant from The Jim Henson Foundation.
www.lamama.org /archives/2004/HopliteDiary.htm   (775 words)

  
 Hoplite
These were a citizen-militia, and so were armed as spearmen, which are relatively easy to equip and maintain; they were primarily drawn from the middle class, who could afford the cost of the armaments.
A hoplite typically had a breastplate, a bronze helmet with cheekplates, as well as greaves and other armor, plus a bowl-shaped wooden shield called an aspis which was around 1 metre across.
During the Persian Wars, hoplites were forced to run at archers, and during the Peloponnesian War light troops such as peltasts became increasingly common.
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 History of the hoplite phalanx -
The phalanx is recognized by its bristle of spears, and the spear was indeed the principal offensive weapon of the hoplite.
Hoplites were organized in the phalanx as row upon row of men, typically about eight ranks deep, and stretching abreast for a quarter mile or more.
Hoplite battles frequently took place in long, straight valleys--so common in the Greek mainland--where the phalanx could occupy the entire width of the valley and thus protect its flanks and its rear.
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 Wikinfo | Hoplite   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A hoplite typically had a breastplate, a bronze helmet with cheekplates, as well greaves and other armor, plus a bowl-shaped wooden shield around 1 metre across.
In formation the shields were locked together so that each defended the left side of the soldier carrying it and the right side of his neighbor, while the spears were gripped overhand and thrusted down at the opponents.
The hoplites were forced to run at the Persian archers during the battles of Marathon and Plataea.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Hoplite   (787 words)

  
 Ancient Greek Hoplite Reenactment
Not debates to be drawn in particularly, but ones that impact upon the attitude and approach to fighting and an acceptance that closing on the enemy for maximum impact and then consolidating the position by using the strength and depth of the phalanx was both an accepted and expected way of fighting.
The primary purpose of a hoplite was to engage other hoplites face to face and the primary means of doing this was not by individual combat (as in the heroic age) but block on block.
Hoplite armour and its reconstruction has been a topic of conversation within the reenacting world for some years.
www.4hoplites.com /Warfare.htm   (1312 words)

  
 DNK Amazon Store :: Hoplites: The Classical Greek Battle Experience
The central figure of which was the free farmer of the Greek countryside who donned nearly 80 pounds of armour in the hot summer, lined up with his fellows and charged a muderous row of brass tipped spears to settle border disputes in a single climactic clash.
It is to the common Greek hoplite farmer that we owe this legacy, and we owe it to them to understand what this form of battle was like.
The Greek hoplite were excellent soldiers (even if they also farmed), and even professional, as evidenced by their extensive history of mercenary service.
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 12" Greece Hoplite Infantry by Ignite Toys   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Hoplite soldiers were often the subjects of Greek literature, sculptures and vases.
This Greek Hoplite foot soldier brings a large Etruscan shield and a metal sword with a scabbard and adjustable sling.
The Hoplite soldier is dressed in a handsome blue tunic with leather thong sandals.
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 hoplite arms and armor
The typical Greek fighter was a heavy-armed infantryman called a "hoplite" from the most distinctive piece of his body armor, the large round shield, or hoplon.
It was thus essential that hoplites fight in formation, each man protecting the otherwise exposed right flank of the man to his left.
In case they lost their spear the only secondary weapon that the hoplites carried was the short sword, which was was useful to some degree as a defensive weapon, but as an offensive weapon was not as effective.
www.faculty.fairfield.edu /rosivach/cl115/military/hoplites.htm   (1303 words)

  
 HELLAS:NET - Warfare
He changed the traditional outfit of an hoplite to give him more chance while he is in combat with an peltast.
The hoplite had superior armour and weaponry, but he was so heavy because of all this that he was really slow on the battlefield.
That is why the length of his spear is increased to 3.6 metres (!) so that he could attack hostile hoplites before he was in the reach of their traditional spears.
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 The Hoplites   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is at first sight surprising that the steep mountains of Greece should have produced warriors who were only fully effective in formation on relatively level ground, but the level corn plain was vital to the city’s existence, and the purpose of these armies was to dominate that territory, and either protect or devastate it.
The basic difference is that the Hoplite was armed in such a way that he could only fight effectively in formation, with his shield firmly fixed on his left forearm to protect his own left side and his neighbour’s right.
Training together in such an army, the Hoplite class acquired a feeling of solidarity, and the nobles’ grasp of power was weakened when they were no longer the primary defenders of the city’s freedom.
www.hoplites.co.uk /html/hoplites.html   (451 words)

  
 HELLAS:NET - Warfare
A hoplite is nothing more than a heavy armed and armoured foot-soldier, but the Greek armies depended on them as they formed the feared phalanx.
The word hoplite is based on this hoplon, and certainly not without any reason: the hoplon was one of the cornerstones of the phalanx.
The hoplites picked the decoration on their shields by themselves, and often drawings of animals or mythological characters were chosen.
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 hoplite   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hoplites (Marmotophagus var.)- A large, heavily-armored intermittent found on many worlds throughout the territory once ruled by the First Imperium.
Because of the carapace and horns, the hoplite is believed to have originated on a world with many large predators.
Hoplites are solitary animals, usually feeding on small, burrowing animals.
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 Crimson Skies Universe - Crimson Skies - Planes - Ford Hoplite   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Heavily armed for a civilian autogyro, the nimble Hoplite is used for dozens of security conscious companies across the continent.
Designed and prototyped in only 6 months, the Hoplite was Ford's answer to a series of air raids in the summer of 1934.
Hoplites are superior strike craft in urban and mountainous terrain.
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 Hoplite-revolution-online - nwlegalrn.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hoplite revolution patrimonialism and urban development: a reexamination of max webers theories of the city.
Hoplite revolution students of sociology are fully aware of the fact that max weber had dealt with these aspects of human.
Hoplite revolution a reexamination of max webers theories of the city.
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 Osprey - Hoplite Shield Devices
The helmet, heavy spear and shield were the equipment that defined the Greek hoplite warrior.
The race was originally run over a distance of 400 metres, which equated to the 'beaten zone' covered by the enemy archers which the hoplites had to charge over to engage with the Persian line, as described by Herodotus in his account of the battle of Marathon in 490.
The hoplite race helped the ephebe (youth in military training) become used to carrying the shield and developed his strength generally.
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