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Home arrow Gallery in scale arrow FIGURESarrow 75mm Pegaso "Greek Hoplite" by Giannis Papadakis
75mm Pegaso "Greek Hoplite" by Giannis Papadakis
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Giannis Papadakis joins our company with one of my favourite figures ever by Pegaso!!! He has done an excellent painting job as far as the shield, armour and leather parts are concerned!!! (Comments by Thanos Mentzelopoulos)

75mm Pegaso "Greek Hoplite"

by Giannis Papadakis

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HISTORY

A hoplite was a citizen-soldier of the Ancient Greek city-states. Hoplites were primarily armed as spearmen and fought in a phalanx formation. The word "hoplite" derives from "hoplon", the type of the shield used by the soldiers, although, as a word, "hopla" could also denote weapons held or even full armament. In later texts, the term hoplite is used to denote any armoured infantry, regardless of armament or ethnicity. A hoplite was primarily a free citizen who was usually individually responsible for procuring his armour and weapon. In most Greek city-states, citizens received at least basic military training, serving in the standing army for a certain amount of time. They were expected to take part in any military campaign when they would be called for duty. The Lacedaemonian citizens (Sparta) were renowned for their lifelong combat training and almost mythical military prowess, while their greatest adversaries, the Athenians, were exempted from service only after the 60th year of their lives.

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The exact time when hoplitic warfare was developed is uncertain, the prevalent theory being that it was established sometime during the 8th or 7th century BC, when the "heroic age was abandoned and a far more disciplined system introduced" and the Argive shield became popular. Peter Krentz argues that "the ideology of hoplitic warfare as a ritualized contest developed not in the 7th century, but only after 480, when non-hoplite arms began to be excluded from the phalanx". Anagnostis Agelarakis based on recent archaeo-anthropological discoveries of the earliest monumental polyandrion (communal burial of male warriors) at Paros Island in Greece, unveils a last quarter of the 8th century BC date for a hoplitic phalangeal military organization. After the Macedonian conquests of the 4th century BC, the hoplite was slowly abandoned in favour of the phalangite, armed in the Macedonian fashion, in the armies of the southern Greek states. Many famous personalities, philosophers, artists and poets fought as hoplites.

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CONSTRUCTION

I really love this figure, it has excellent fit and sculpting quality!!!

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CONCLUSSION

I hope you like it!!!

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Text and Photos by Giannis Papadakis

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