Ancient Greek Armour, Shields and Helmets

Hoplite Armour and more (includes some less used parts such as perimerides, pericheirida, perisphyra) The defensive armour most used consisted of four pieces: helmet (kranos), cuirass (thorax), shield (aspis) and greaves (knimis). A weapon is called hoplon from which panoply and hoplite (a man with weapons) is derived (initially the shield was called hoplon (üðëÃ-í) but today hoplon is a general name for weapon). It was kept holding the antilabe in the border of the shield.