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An attendant preparing the Greek hoplite (οπλίτη) for battle. The helots (είλωτες) usually assisted the Spartans with their panoply which would take several minutes at least to 'armor up'.

An attendant preparing the Greek hoplite (οπλίτη) for battle. The helots (είλωτες) usually assisted the Spartans with their panoply which would take several minutes at least to 'armor up'.

Greek vase.

A hoplite's main weapon was his spear. The spear was about feet) long and made of wood, such as ash or pine. The deadly end was a le.

Scene from the Trojan war: the sacrifice of Iphigenia.

Scene from the Trojan war: the sacrifice of Iphigenia.

Macedońska piechota powraca z długoletniej wyprawy Aleksandra (rys. Marek Szyszko).

Macedońska piechota powraca z długoletniej wyprawy Aleksandra (rys. Marek Szyszko).

"Go tell the #Spartans, passerby, that here obedient to their laws we lie" - #Thermopylae #memorial #Sparta #Greece

"Go tell the #Spartans, passerby, that here obedient to their laws we lie" - #Thermopylae #memorial #Sparta #Greece