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- n. Plural form of hypaspist.
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"Alexander shouted out in Macedonian, and called the hypaspists in Macedonian"
Alexander was calling his hypaspists, who were Macedonians, and he addressed them in their native language/dialect. "
Alexander was calling his hypaspists, who were Macedonians, and he addressed them in their native language / dialect. "
But, besides the phalanx of heavy armed men, there were hoplites lightly armed, hypaspists for the assault of walled places, and troops with javelins and with bows.
His main line was composed, on the right, of choice cavalry; then, toward the left, of hypaspists; then the phalanx, in six divisions, which formed the centre; then Greek cavalry on the extreme left.