carvel2 wrote:Cheers ...makes sense : )
I found this ...
They say ..
'The word hoplon really signifies the tools of war in the wider sense, so whilst a Hoplite's shield is, technically, a hoplon, so is his spear, his helmet and his sword. The more correct term for a shield is an Aspis and a Hoplite is a Hoplite because he carries the tools of war. Essentially, in modern parlance, a 'man at arms'.
There are those that would argue otherwise '
Should have guessed somebody in the word of re enactment would be 'dressing up' ( no slur intended) as Greek Hoplites
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