Definition of Hoplite

1. n. A heavy-armed infantry soldier.



Definition of Hoplite

1. Noun. A heavily-armed infantry soldier of Ancient Greece. ¹

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Definition of Hoplite

1. a foot soldier of ancient Greece [n -S] : HOPLITIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoplite

hopelessnesses
hopene
hoper
hopers
hopes
hopest
hopeth
hophead
hopheads
hopin'
hoping
hopingly
hopings
hopium
hopl-
hoplite (current term)
hoplites
hoplitic
hoplo-
hoplochrism
hoplochrisme
hoplon
hoplons
hoplophobe
hoplophobes
hoplophobia
hoplophobic
hopologist
hopologists
hopped

Literary usage of Hoplite

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1. The Constitutional Antiquities of Sparta and Athens by Gustav Gilbert (1895)
"hoplite-service were divided into two categories, one containing those under 20 and over 50 years of age, the other those between 20 and 50. ..."

2. A History of Greece: For Colleges and High Schools by Philip Van Ness Myers (1895)
"... entitled "The Battle of Marathon." Cox, Lives of Greek Statesmen: "Miltiades." 1 Herod, vii. 144. Fig. 25. hoplite, OR HEAVY-ARMED GREEK WARRIOR. ..."

3. A Day in Old Athens: A Picture of Athenian Life by William Stearns Davis (1914)
"The Weapons of a hoplite. — The hoplites have donned their armor. Now they assume their offensive weapons. Every man has a lance and a sword. ..."

4. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1888)
"... over to Euboea as a hoplite in the army of Phokion, and obtained leave of absence to come back for the Dionysia, or whether he did not go at all, ..."

5. Ancient Greece by Sandi Johnson (2003)
"MAKE hoplite SHIELDS hoplites were elite foot soldiers. ... For protection a hoplite soldier wore a cuirass (a bronze and leather plate for the breast and ..."

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