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Image: Roman Centurion, Roman Legionary, Zulu Warrior, Boltar, Landsknecht, Mountain Man and Hoplite.

Portrait length color image of Greek Hoplite Warrior aka.
Text: Signature image of Greek Hoplite Warrior aka.

They contributed to Greek unification.

The Hoplites were the soldiers of the Greek city-states. As the Greek states did not maintain standing armies, they depended on the general population to provide the defense forces. These Hoplite armies began appearing around late 7th century BCE. By the end of the ‘Classical Period’ the Macedonian King had perfected the most effective fighting forces in the Aegean. Hoplite training was organized and formal, but the individual man had to equip himself, the true citizen soldier.

Full length color image of Greek Hoplite Warrior aka.

Left close up color image of Greek Hoplite Warrior aka.

Right closup color image of Greek Hoplite Warrior aka.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy PC-FG.

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