Definition of Hypaspist. Meaning of Hypaspist. Synonyms of Hypaspist

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Definition of Hypaspist

Hypaspist
Hypaspist Hy*pas"pist, n. [Gr. ?.] (Gr. Antiq.) A shield-bearer or armor-bearer. --Mitford.

Meaning of Hypaspist from wikipedia

- A hypaspist (Gr****: Ὑπασπιστής "shield bearer" or "shield covered") is a squire, man at arms, or "shield carrier". In Homer, Deiphobos advances "ὑπασπίδια"...
- regular forced marches. The Hypaspists (Hypaspistai) were the elite arm of the Macedonian infantry. The word 'hypaspists' translates into English as 'shield-bearers'...
- Left, a Macedonian infantryman, possibly a hypaspist, equipped with a hoplon shield and wearing a linothorax cuir**** and Thracian helmet; bas relief from...
- wedge formation and was almost always stationed on the far right. The hypaspists, elite infantrymen who served as the king's bodyguard, were stationed...
- usually led in person by the king. The senior chiliarchy (χιλιαρχία) of the hypaspists and asthetairoi, and later argyraspids (silver shields) formed the foot...
- correspond to the fact that they were placed on the right side next to the hypaspists. The common conception is that Asthetairoi means 'closest companion' in...
- have consisted of about 24,000 heavy infantry (9,000 phalangites, 3,000 hypaspists and 7,000 allied and 5,000 mercenary Gr**** hoplites), 13,000 light infantry...
- cavalry, led by Alexander the Great himself and supported by brigades of hypaspists and part of his phalanx, charged and broke through the center of a huge...
- killed at the siege of Halicarn****us, 334 BC, commanding two taxeis of Hypaspists, those of Adaeus and Timander. Arrian, Anab. i. 22 Who's Who in the Age...
- Admetus (Gr****: Ἄδμητος) was a Macedonian commander of the agema of the hypaspists, a man of great bodily strength. He was killed in the Siege of Tyre (332...