The Spartan shield . The Λ (lambda) stood for Laconia their homeland. Not only did it protect the user, but it also protected the whole phalanx formation. To come home without the shield was a mark of disgrace. Rrhipsaspia or "dropping the shield", was a synonym for desertion in the field. Other Greeks often changed the image for every battle or occassion to strike fear in their enemy. (prob. a replica)
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In the period after the 6th century BCE, the hoplite shield or aspis (commonly referred to as the ‘hoplon’) went through a structural modification with the covering of the shield part with a layer of bronze. The supporting wooden (or leather) component underneath was also laminated, thus allowing for more curvature and strength. Suffice it to say, much like the Roman scutum, the aspis was used as a bashing weapon in close quarters – thus effectively making it an instrument of offence in…
The Spartan hoplite. A hoplite was a heavy armed warrior. A Spartan soldier generally carried a dory (spear), xiphos (Spartan sword), hoplon (shield), a Corinthian helmet, greaves (shinguards), and a metal or lamellar cuirass. The Spartan weapons were a well honed part of the ancient world’s premier war machine. Sparta’s elite warriors trained from a young age and unlike their contemporaries on the battle field, being a warrior was the only career they would ever know.