Hoplite

Hoplite

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Hoplite



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Title: Hoplite
Pixel Artist: PixelPusher  (Level 3 Private Eye :: 1297 points)
Posted: 1/17/2008 18:40
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  7 comments    2 faves    0 avatars

Quoteth the Wikipedia:

"The hoplite was a heavy infantryman, the central focus of warfare in Ancient Greece. The word hoplite (Greek ὁπλίτης, hoplitēs) derives from hoplon (ὅπλον, plural hopla, ὅπλα) meaning an item of armour or equipment. These soldiers probably first appeared in the late seventh century BC. They were a citizen-militia and were armed as spearmen in a phalanx formation. They were relatively easy to equip and maintain; and could afford the cost of the armaments. Almost all the famous men of ancient Greece, even philosophers and playwrights, fought as hoplites"

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littlesapphire (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 1/19/2008 18:03
Nice detail!  I like it.

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Gratheo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/18/2008 16:58
Really? I was always under the impression that the cape wasn't worn in battle. Strange... Must look it up further.   

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Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 1/18/2008 09:48
really?  even Herodotus references how impressive they were in their scarlet.  that would be really funny if it was just a ceremonial thing.

wikipedia definition might be a bit skewed, that's the only problem left :P

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Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/18/2008 02:13
With all those links I first thought I had gotten some kind of commercial spyware translating certain words into links

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PixelPusher (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/17/2008 21:11
I worked off a ref from GIS, and he had a cape on, plus he's not fighting so he can wear it. :P I'm not super happy with the shield, but round objects are not my friends.

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Gratheo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/17/2008 20:06
I like. The Spartan soldiers didn't actually wear their capes into battle, but excellent pixel anyways.   

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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/17/2008 18:42
omg, the description with this many links is a first. 5 blue dots just for that

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