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(Ὁπλίτης; Hoplítēs).

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[1] Town north-east of Sparta

Town north-east of Sparta (Pol. 16,16,2), possibly named (‘warrior’) after the archaic cult statue of Apollo in nearby Thornax.


F. W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius 2, 1967, 521.

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[2] Small river in Boeotia

Small river in Boeotia, whose localization near Haliartus or Coronea was already disputed in antiquity; associated with an ora…

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Lafond, Yves (Bochum) and Funke, Peter (Münster), “Hoplites”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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