Antican Hoplomachus

Job: Paladin
Family: Antica
Crystal: Dark
Weak against: Wind Wind

Antican Hoplomachus
Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Western Altepa Desert 54 - 58 29
Respawn:5 minutes
A, L, H, Sc
~3,000 HP
??? MP
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants

Historical Background[edit]

In Roman society, the Hoplomachus (alternatively called the Samnite) was a type of gladiator. They were considered the "standard" gladiator. Their weapon and armor was based on the garb of the soldiers of Samnium, a kingdom in southern Italy which the Roman Republic defeated and annexed around 80 BCE. They were part of the heavy class of gladiators (Hoplomachus/Samnite, Thracian, Murmillo), wearing a standard Roman helmet, the Galea (open face, wide sideguards, a slightly raised crest and a plume), a large, rectangular curved shield (the Scutum), metal wrist guards, metal greaves. They used a Gladius, a short-sword, the standard sword for Roman soldiers. Their most common adversaries were the other heavy-class gladiators: Thracians and Murmillos. The name Hoplomachus derives from what the Romans envisioned Greek soldiers to be. The Hoplomachus however, does not resemble the Hoplite of Ancient Greece.

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