Greek Hoplon with the head of a Bull


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The Hoplon is a small, round shield worn on the arm. An iron version of the bronze Greek Aspis carried by Hoplites, it is used by Hoplomachus gladiators.

In HistoryEdit

called aspis by the Greeks. It was a deeply dished wooden shield with a flat or angled rim, a band for the arm (porpax) at center, and a handgrip (antilabe) near the edge. Earlier ones seem to have been covered with leather, with a thin bronze covering on the rim, but by the late Archaic period it was common to cover the entire front with a thin facing of bronze.

On ScreenEdit

External LinksEdit

Hoplon (Aspis) article on Wikipedia

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