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1 Ancient Greeks What do pots tell us about Greek hoplites?

2 A hoplite was a Greek soldier.

3 What equipment is this hoplite wearing and carrying?

4 spear sword shield breastplate or cuirass greaves helmet cloak tunic bowl

5 What weapons did he use to fight with?

6 spear sword This was his offensive equipment. What weapons did he use to fight with?

7 spear Do you think the spear was straight or curved? How long do you think it was?

8 What did he have to protect himself?

9 This was his defensive equipment. breastplate or cuirass helmet shield greaves What did he have to protect himself?

10 Are there any items in the picture that the hoplite might not take into battle?

11 cloak bowl Why do you think the hoplite might need these?

12 Which piece of equipment do you think mattered most to the hoplite?

13 Did all hoplites carry the same equipment? Look at the following pictures to decide.

14 What is similar and what is different?

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17 Find out more about ancient Greece Visit the main Museum website Use Explore to look at some of our objects Learn more about Greek hoplites


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