Hoplite

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hoplite hop′līt a heavy-armed Greek foot-soldier.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hoplitēs.

Usage

In literature:

This the generals did; bringing up about three thousand hoplites.
"Anabasis" by Xenophon
The death-roll amounted to something like fifty hoplites of the Abydenians, and of the rest two hundred.
"Hellenica" by Xenophon
The Barbarians were growing weak; some Greek hoplites threw away all their arms, and terror seized upon the rest.
"Salammbo" by Gustave Flaubert
The brigadiers are to be voted for only by the hoplites.
"Laws" by Plato
With this view even the men of the lower classes were armed with the full armour of the hoplites.
"A Smaller History of Greece" by William Smith
Now Artybios was riding a horse which had been trained to rear up against a hoplite.
"The History Of Herodotus" by Herodotus
Some METOIKOI probably served as Hoplites at Marathon, but the number of resident aliens at Athens cannot have been large at this period.
"The Fifteen Decisive Battles of The World From Marathon to Waterloo" by Edward Creasy
Then with four thousand hoplites Cimon marched And saved all Sparta.
"Lysistrata" by Aristophanes
And the same to you, Tommy Hoplites and Jack Nautes, and many of them!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, January 3, 1917" by Various
Encouraged by his success, the Corinthians sent him a reinforcement of two thousand hoplites and two hundred horse.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)" by Plutarch
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