Soldiers of Bronze: The Greek Hoplite, the Phalanx, and the Battle that Defined Them

Greek hoplite in armor and with weapons and shield. Source: anibal / Adobe Stock

Hoplite comes from the Greek word “ta hopla,” which means “tool” or “equipment,” and was the name given to legions of citizen soldiers who were tasked with protecting their territories from outside challengers.

Source: Ancient Origins

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