Hoplites


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Hoplites

 

ancient Greek heavily armed infantry. Hoplites were each armed with a spear, a sword, a long shield, a helmet, armor, and greaves. They fought in close line formation in phalanxes (from eight to 25 rows). They were made up of average free landowners who armed themselves at their own expense. After the fourth century, as a result of the ruin of the middle-level free population, the hoplite militia lost its importance and was gradually replaced by mercenaries.

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In fact, the post-apocalyptic time of a severe food shortage would reinforce this notion rather than weaken it, and for most people the pigoons would remain walking repositories of food--thus no longer "the hoplites of ham," as Jimmy describes them just before the battle with the painballers (MaddAddam 424), but rather "the helots of ham," or just "ham"--again.
Sparta invaded Attica in the hope of drawing out and defeating the incensed Athenian hoplites, while Athens gathered its allies and prepared a hundred ships for a raid on the Peloponnese.
The Spartans were largely responsible for keeping the alliance together, and then in the summer of 479 BCE, the Spartan generals directed the combined force of hoplites to a great victory that ended the Persian threat to Greek freedom.
The heavily equipped ancient Grecian spearmen known as hoplites have recently began appearing in popular culture such as movies and graphic novels, say Bardunias and Ray, but in the process their image has been distorted considerably from the reality.
This volume collects papers from a 2008 conference at Yale, which, as the editors admit, failed to resolve heated disputes about the hoplites' political role in the constitutional development and character of Archaic and Classical Greek warfare --a naive aim (xvi).
Which ancient civilisation used troops known as hoplites? 8.
Organisers Para-Fit Hoplites hope the Para-Fit 10K will become an annual race for many looking for something different in the Welsh race calendar.
De tal forma que la expresion general aplicada al guerrero en la epoca arcaica posee una vaguedad insoslayable y, por ello, la realidad militar a la que se refiere aun no imprimia los matices que la expresion hoplites si tiene en la epoca clasica.
"Conscription of Hoplites in Classical Athens." CQ 51: 398-422.
Hoplites and heroes: Sparta's contribution to the techinque of ancient warfare.
Moreover, it is not only gentlemen farmers who are at the heart of decent democracies or democratic polities; hoplites (the citizen-soldiers of ancient Greece) are central too.
C.) another runner's discipline--the race of hoplites, so called hoplitodromos (it was a two staduim's lengths running race--diaulos--with full armour and later, since 450 B.