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Ancient Warriors by Georges Marie Rochegrosse
Greek hoplites - More of a 'movie' hoplite attack where everyone charges as fast as possible for dramatic effect. The hoplites would in fact keep a very tight formation, so that the left side of their shield would have to cover half of the man on the left and so on to the end of the line. They would walk slowly and relentlessly like a steam roller. Unstoppable for the Persians.
This hoplite rushes into battle wearing a traditional bell cuirass, supported by a mitra (belly guard) for extra defense, hanging from the bottom of his armour. For the protection of his legs, he wears both thigh guards and greaves, yet goes barefoot. At his side is a kopis (the kopis a little late to be with an archaic bell cuirass--JEB), while he carries his doru and aspis, which bears the device of the gorgoneion, which can also be an iteration of Phobos, personification of fear.