(c) 2006-present R. Macaraeg
Subject: ὁπλίτης heavy infantry hoplite
Culture: Classical Greek
Setting: late Archaic, Persian wars, Aegean 7th-5thcBC
Object: δόρυ spear
* Royal Armouries Museum > War Gallery
"Iron spearhead The main weapon of the Greek infantry hoplite was the long thrusting spear,
or doru, which had an iron head, a 3 metre haft and a butt spike. Greek, 5th century BC."