hoplomachus

Literally, from the Greek for heavily-armed gladiator, this was a type of gladiator armed with a long, oblong shield, possibly also a gladiator who wore ocrea on both legs and completely covered with a mail or leather cuirasses. At a later date, it may have been the post-Augustan term for X

hoplomachus

(from the article `gladiator`) ...(`two-knife men`) of the later empire, who carried a short sword in each hand; the essedarii (`chariot men`), who fought from chariots like the ...
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