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Gabriele Becattini





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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan, 2016 10:01 am    Post subject: aspis designs         Reply with quote

i'm looking for some hoplite shield designs, do you know a good visual source for it?
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Matthew Amt




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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan, 2016 12:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You mean how to build one, or how to decorate one? For building, my own humble site may help:

http://www.larp.com/hoplite/hoplon.html

There are a couple other similar sites, such as this one:

http://www.hoplologia.org/aspis.html

For emblems, Google searches on Greek Vase Painting may help. There are also sources like the Beazley Archive of vase paintings, http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/pottery/default.htm , and collections such as Theoi, http://www.theoi.com/

Actually, I was planning to start another aspis this weekend! My deck is covered with 2 feet of snow, so I can't do any of the planing and smoothing, but I can at least cut some wood and glue it together. Beats shovelling...

Matthew
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Gabriele Becattini





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PostPosted: Sun 24 Jan, 2016 12:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have extensively read your web page Matthew! you already know that i have taken much inspiration from it!

actually i was looking at emblems to decorate mine (well, at the moment i do not have it, but i will have an aspis very soon)

i'm putting together an etruscan hoplite kit so i should find an italian emblem but the links that you have provided are an excellent starting point
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