Greek hoplite (5th century BC)

Greek hoplite (5th century BC)

Ancient Greek heavy infantryman.



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  • What was the Hoplite combat style suitable for?
  • In which battle were Greek Hoplites victorious?
  • What was the Hoplite equipment NOT suitable for?
  • According to legend, what did Spartan women say to their husbands setting off to battle about their shields?
  • What element of the shields revealed which polis hoplites belonged to?
  • Which item of the equipment bore the symbol of the hoplite polis?
  • How did Hoplites usually acquire their equipment?
  • What was the total weight of the armement of a Hoplite?
  • What was the usual hoplite military formation?
  • Is it true that hoplites usually fought in phalanx formation?
  • What shape did hoplite shields usually have?
  • Which metal was Greek hoplite armour made of?
  • Which part of the leg did the greaves protect?
  • Which hoplite´s spear was longer?
  • What function did the the bronze butt-spike placed on the back end of the spear have?
  • What were Hoplite spears made of?
  • Which of these adjectives is used to describe the swords of Greek hoplites?
  • Which of these expressions describes a hoplite?
  • Which of these was an offensive weapon used by Greek hoplites?
  • Which of these was NOT a defensive weapon used by Greek hoplites?
  • In which war did Greek Hoplites fight?
  • Which of these commanders did not lead a Greek Hoplite army?
  • Is it true that throwing away the shield during the battle was considered an act of bravery among the Hoplites?
  • In which battle did Greek Hoplites suffer defeat?


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