Hoplon vs. aspis

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Hoplon vs. aspis

Postby Icchan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:35 am

I noticed the hoplites' shield is called aspis in the musters, but shouldn't this be hoplon? I mean, the reason they are called hoplites in the first place is because they use hoplons.

Apologies to all ancient greeks for butchering the plural forms of hoplon.
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Re: Hoplon vs. aspis

Postby Jonathon Chester » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:19 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspis

They are one in the same ;)
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Re: Hoplon vs. aspis

Postby Icchan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:27 pm

Having read more into it, some seem to say that they never even called them hoplon as this is modern greek not ancient!

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Re: Hoplon vs. aspis

Postby Rob Lane » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:14 am

Even I baulk at calling something Aspises...

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