TITLE

Greek Aspis

AUTHOR(S)
Guttman, Jon
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Military History;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the basic weaponry of the ancient Greek infantryman, which is a spear and a shield. The latter, properly called an aspis, came to be equally well known as a hoplon, a generic term for weapon whose popular application to the aspis serves to underscore its importance. The aspis originally comprised a round, convex wooden shield, from 32 to 40 inches in diameter, its edges sheathed in a thin plate of bronze. Later versions were often entirely faced in bronze sheeting.
ACCESSION #
28099922

 

Related Articles

  • Last Orders, Please!  // British Heritage;Sep2006, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p66 

    A photograph related to those ceremonies which are marking the end of the famous Scottish infantry regiment is presented. It depicts grim-faced Black Watch veterans.

  • A Role for Land Warfare Forces in Overcoming A2/AD. Alcazar, Vincent; Lafleur, Thomas M. // Military Review;Nov/Dec2013, Vol. 93 Issue 6, p79 

    The article discusses potential roles for U.S. military land warfare forces against anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) weapons systems as of late 2013. According to the article, A2/AD hampers the preferred method of U.S. military battle. The article discusses the significance of land warfare...

  • China takes note of increased U.S. military capabilities after monitoring Korea exercises.  // East-Asia-Intel Reports;3/27/2009, p4 

    The article informs that a report by Beijing Guoji Xianqu Daobao, a Chinese state-run press, published in the second week of March 2009, has disclosed that China's monitoring of large-scale military exercises in South Korea has revealed new capabilities. According to the report, these...

  • THE END OF FORMALIZED WARFARE. Morton, Louis // American Heritage;Aug1955, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p12 

    The article presents a discussion on the developments of weapons used for warfare in Europe. Warfare during the middle of the Seventeenth Century has been considered a formal business conducted with professional armies, governed by detailed and precise rules, and fought in fixed formations....

  • DEFENSE.  // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Nigeria;Sep2006, p10 

    The article provides information on the Armed Forces of Nigeria. It reveals the population of active duty personnel of the Nigerian Army. The two mechanized infantry divisions are the Lagos Garrison Command and the Brigade of Guards. Meanwhile, the Nigerian Navy is equipped with frigates and...

  • Army called Iran's most effective military branch.  // Geo-Strategy Direct;3/1/2006, p4 

    The article reports on the state of military service in Iran, which has been deemed as the most effective in the Islamic republic. Western intelligence and Iranian opposition sources said Teheran has succeeded in upgrading its ground forces. They said the army has been enhanced by constant...

  • Future Soldier Systems.  // NATO's Nations & Partners for Peace;2007, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p52 

    The article focuses on the land forces modernization programs called Future Soldier Systems. According to the author, the trend among advanced militaries is the growing importance of programs, projects, and studies which involve new sets personal equipment for the infantry. These programs, which...

  • Saskatchewan soldier receives national recognition. Orthner, Carmen Pauls // Saskatchewan Sage;Aug2005, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p7 

    The article reports that military paratrooper Travis Hegland has been named as the first-ever Canadian Airborne Soldier of the Year. He received the award on July 2 at the Petawawa, Ontario army base, moments after static line parachuting 1,200 feet from the bowels of a Hercules aircraft....

  • THE GERMAN ARMY TODAY. Eliot, George Fielding // Foreign Affairs;Jul1944, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p509 

    This paper attempts to estimate the strength and quality of the forces at the disposition of the German High Command and to indicate their distribution as the invasion begins. The best estimate is in terms of divisions. The divisions is the basic fighting team in all armies, and its size and...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics