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--- email@example.com wrote:
> Does anyone know what the 'oplo' in _Oplosaurus_
I believe it is from the Greek: "Armored" or
_Shielded." Here's why:
The large shield carried by ancient Greek soldiers,
(until they adopted the very long two-handed spear
made famous by Alexander's pezetairoi, requiring a
smaller shield) was called the _Hoplon_. Hence
"Hoplite," a heavily armored man. It was quite a big shield.
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