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  • n. A type of aspis used by Greek hoplites.


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From Ancient Greek ὅπλον (hoplon).


  • In addition, each man carried a razor-sharp iron sword and heavy shield hoplon almost three feet wide on the left arm.

    Alexander the Great

  • An enormous and heavy shield—the aspis or hoplon—some three feet in diameter covered half the body and completed the panoply.


  • Hoplites were citizen soldiers who provided their own equipment: a round bronze shield (hoplon), a bronze helmet with cheek and nose guards, and a nine-foot spear.

    3. The Archaic Period, 800-510 B.C.E

  • Once spears were used and lost they were using their swords, as well as their shields (or the hoplon -- from which they received their name = hoplites).

    Fallen Heroes Bulletin Board

  • Hoplophobe: from the Greek hoplon, or weapon, is defined as the "fear of firearms" or alternatively, an irrational fear of weapons in general, and describes a specific phobia.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local


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