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A heavily armed foot soldier of ancient Greece.

[Greek hoplītēs, from hoplon, armor.]

hop·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) a heavily armed infantryman
[C18: from Greek hoplitēs, from hoplon weapon, from hepein to prepare]
hoplitic adj
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(ˈhɒp laɪt)

a heavily armed foot soldier of ancient Greece.
[1720–30; < Greek hoplitēs=hópl(on) piece of armor, particularly the large shield + -ītēs -ite1]
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A Greek heavily armed foot soldier who largely replaced the more aristocratic cavalry and chariot fighter.
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A man may sell all that he has, and another may acquire his property; yet after the sale he may dwell in the city of which he is no longer a part, being neither trader, nor artisan, nor horseman, nor hoplite, but only a poor, helpless creature.
It will never be enough for the American descendants of Hoplite phalanxes to smash pockets of Taliban of Al Qaeda goons; not when the ultimate source of their ignorance and evil is left unchallenged.
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Would the Persians (acting just like good Trojans) even have recognized Leonidas (as the Trojans recognized Patroclus), especially when Leonidas must have looked much like any other Spartan hoplite? Is it just coincidence that in the prelude to the battle of Plataea (Hdt.
and to more formal regulation and limitation of the powers exercised by individuals' (192), that is to say, to hoplite warfare and polis-government.
This extension of Homeric expectations to the male citizens of Athens had profound political implications, culminating not only in great victories but in hoplite democracy.(29) There were, however, other political lessons embedded in Attic tragic drama.
61); makes the poet Archilochos (!) a model for hoplite "courage"; forgets that Athens built the bulk of its empire on the tribute-treasure of the Delian League; conflates the slave and the metic; wonders why Perikles' Funeral Oration doesn't mention the gods; assigns a "superman doctrine" to Plato and for that matter is confident that he can separate Socrates' thinking from that of Plato.
At the Battle of Plataea in 479, Rahe shows, the Greek coalition led by Sparta fielded an imposing ground force, which at its core had almost 40,000 hoplite (citizen-soldier) infantrymen.
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A Storm of Spears: Understanding the Greek Hoplite in Action.
High angles of attack can be programmed, up to 900, making the Hoplite S ideal for urban targets.