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date: 21 September 2020

hoplites 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

Greek heavy infantry. Equipment included bronze helmet, corslet, originally of bronze, but later of leather or linen, and bronze greaves; sometimes extras such as arm‐guards. Most important was a circular shield of wood or stiffened leather, faced with bronze, about 80 cm. (... ...

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