Bronze Statuette of a Hoplomachus

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Carole Raddato
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published on 26 June 2024
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Bronze statuette of a hoplomachus, a type of gladiator in ancient Rome, armed to resemble a Greek hoplite (soldier with heavy armour and helmet, a round shield, a spear, and a sword). The hoplomachus wore a bronze helmet, a manica (armguard) on his right arm, loincloth (subligaculum), heavy padding on his legs, and a pair of high greaves reaching to mid-thigh. 2nd century CE.

Neues Museum, Berlin.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2024, June 26). Bronze Statuette of a Hoplomachus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/19153/bronze-statuette-of-a-hoplomachus/

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Raddato, Carole. "Bronze Statuette of a Hoplomachus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 26, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/19153/bronze-statuette-of-a-hoplomachus/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Bronze Statuette of a Hoplomachus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Jun 2024. Web. 18 Jul 2024.

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