Greek Hoplite Armor & Weapons - Hellenic Art

Greek Hoplite Armor & Weapons. The battle equipment of the Greek Hoplite was not standardised, although there were doubtless trends in general designs over time, and between city-states. Hoplites had customized armour, and possibly family symbols on his shield. The equipment might well be passed down in families, since it would have been ...

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Authentic Greek Hoplite Shield | Etsy

Ancient Greek hoplite shield with hand painted winged lion. This authentic Greek hoplite warrior shield has a 36" round diameter but can be made to your specs. Constructed using the concentric ring method from poplar wood based on the real hoplite shield …

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Hoplon shield designs – The Hoplite Association

Hoplite shield design was incredibly varied. There seems little evidence of standardisation, at least up to and including the 5th century: each hoplite chose his own shield design. "A Spartan had as an emblem on his shield a fly, and that, too, no bigger than life-size. When some mockingly said that he had done this to escape being noticed ...

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Greek Shields for Hoplites and Spartans - Medieval ...

Steel Greek Bull Shield. SKU: WS-113 $ 550.00 Add to Cart. We offer a full line of Greek shields inspired by those carried by Hoplites and Spartan warriors. Our wooden Greek shields and steel Greek shields are great for Renaissance fairs, LARP events, or historical reenactments. These Hoplite shields, Spartan shields, and Trojan shields come in ...

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Greek Warfare | Hoplites

Greek Warfare > Hoplites. Hoplites Background For the genus of ammonite, see Hoplites (ammonite).A Greek hopliteHoplites were citizen-soldiers of Ancient Greek city-states who were primarily armed with spears and shields. Hoplite soldiers utilized the phalanx formation in order to be effective in war with fewer soldiers.

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Hoplite Shield | Etsy

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Greek Hoplite Shield Consruction - LARP

The shield is what made a Greek warrior a hoplite, because he could not stand in the phalanx without it. "Aspis" is the proper name for the shield, "hoplon" being an incorrect modern word taken from the Greek "hopla" meaning equipment in general (as in "panoply", for instance).

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Greek Hoplite Shield Consruction - LARP

The shield is what made a Greek warrior a hoplite, because he could not stand in the phalanx without it. "Aspis" is the proper name for the shield, "hoplon" being an incorrect modern word taken from the Greek "hopla" meaning equipment in …

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Ancient Greece - The Hoplite Soldier

Ancient Greece - The Hoplite. A hoplite's most important piece of equipment, and what gave the hoplite its name, is the hoplon, the shield ( 881004 ). The shield was made of overlapping planks of wood covered in leather, with the face of the shield covered completely in a thin sheet of bronze. This gave it incredible strength while at the ...

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Hoplite - World History Encyclopedia

Shields often carried particular designs - the most famous being the inverted V-shape of Spartan hoplites - and emblems - particularly popular was the gorgon from Greek mythology with its association with changing the onlooker into stone. Surviving examples of breastplates and helmets also display engraved decoration.

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Ancient Greek Shields, Apsis, Hoplite Phalanx ...

Ancient Greece - The Hoplite. A hoplite's most important piece of equipment, and what gave the hoplite its name, is the hoplon, the shield ( 881004 ). The shield was made of overlapping planks of wood covered in leather, with the face of the shield covered completely in a thin sheet of bronze. This gave it incredible strength while at the ...

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Ancient Greek Spartan shields in full size dimesions ...

Greek Shields. The basic elements of the ancient Greek Spartan body armor consisted of a shield ( hoplon, from which comes the name hoplite for the Greek infantryman), helmet and a cuirass or breastplate. The word for an individual soldier's equipment of weapons and armor is panoply. Made from a combination of materials including iron and ...

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Ancient Greek Shields, Apsis, Hoplite Phalanx ...

Ancient Greek Shields. The earliest form of weaponry was called as Hoplite Phalanx. The hoplite was a heavy infantryman. He was the crux of the center of warfare during in ancient Greece. The word hoplite was derived from the word hoplon meaning an item of armor or equipment. Thus, hoplite may also imply an armored man.

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The Hoplon | The Hoplite Battle Experience

Design. Above all, the one iconic symbol and piece of equipment of the Greek hoplite was the hoplite shield. Called the hoplon in the Classical Age Greece, it has also been regarded as the most distinguishable part of the hoplite (see Ferrill 1985, 101). Original hoplite shields would traditionally be constructed out of carved wood, that is until the Spartans completely encased …

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Hoplite - World History Encyclopedia

Shields often carried particular designs - the most famous being the inverted V-shape of Spartan hoplites - and emblems - particularly popular was the gorgon from Greek mythology with its association with changing the onlooker …

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Armour & Weapons :: Greek Shields :: Spartan Hoplite ...

Ancient Greek Hoplite Spartan shield bearing the Gorgoneion. The Gorgoneion was a special amulet showing the Gorgon head, used most famously by Athena and Zeus.It was assumed, among other godlike attributes, as a royal aegis to imply divine birth or protection. The shield, aspis in Greek, was carried by Greek infantry (hoplites) of various periods and is often …

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Greek Shields, Hoplite Shields, and Spartan Shields - Dark ...

These Hoplite shields, Spartan shields, and Trojan shields come in fully functional and decorative designs. A number of our round shields are made from smooth composite wood with hand-painted Greek designs and symbols, including Medusa, helmets, scorpions, Lambdas, Pegasus, ships, and fish. Certain shields feature rounded cutouts on the top or ...

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