Hoplite


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Bulletproof
01-26-2005, 08:48 PM
http://www.holycross.edu/departments/classics/dawhite/

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Old Soldier
01-26-2005, 08:52 PM
:dunno: :dunno: :dunno:

RED DOG-40
01-26-2005, 09:00 PM
:duh:....:confused:........:dunno:....

Bobby
01-26-2005, 09:01 PM
aint bitin less u tell me whut it is.

Jim V
01-26-2005, 09:03 PM
What it is/was is a Greek foot soldier back in the days when they were armed with spears, swords and equipped with shields.

Bulletproof
01-26-2005, 09:23 PM
Never heard of hoplophobia? Most people haven't. The made-up word to describe people who fear guns hasn't caught on. Not even longtime gun enthusiasts are familiar with the term.

"We lead the state in sales, but we've never heard that," said Norman Van Wagenen, whose family has been in the firearms business in Provo since 1958.

The Utah Shooting Sports Council is trying to get hoplophobia into the local vernacular as well as the often bitter gun rights debate.
—Dennis Romboy, "Gun-rights group touts new 'word'," Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah), December 29, 2003


Alan Korwin, author of the Arizona Gun Owner's Guide and one of the media participants, chalks up the media's lack of attention to Second Amendment issues to "hoplophobia," which is an irrational fear of firearms. When asked what a rational fear of firearms would be, Korwin replies, "When someone is pointing a loaded gun at you."
—Quetta Carpenter, "Gun Nut," Phoenix New Times (Phoenix, Arizona), October 3, 2002

"These gun-control people suffer from hoplophobia," said John Snyder, spokesman for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The word is of Greek origin and means an unusual fear of weapons.
—Carleton R. Bryant, "Bush sees no need for new gun laws," The Washington Times, January 3, 1991

7.62mmFMJ
01-26-2005, 09:44 PM
How do they derive "irrational fear of firearms" from blood n guts foot soldiers?

Never mind. The same people that hide behind nifty euphamisms and shameless acronyms and names.

Blammer
01-26-2005, 11:43 PM
But for a REALLY GOOD read, scroll down til you find the Name "Lykurges" & click on it = Founded the philosophy that made the Spartan City-State the dominant military force in Greece for 500 years :up: The "Law-Giver of Sparta" - Got this one Bookmarked :up: :up: :up:

Jim V
01-27-2005, 12:55 AM
Hoplophobia is a combination of Greek (hoplo) and Latin (phobia), and can be accredited to Col. John (Jeff) Cooper.

Bulletproof
01-27-2005, 05:47 AM
"Individually, we do not bear arms because we are afraid. We bear arms
as a declaration of capacity. An armed man can cope - either in the city
or in the wilderness - and because he is armed, he is not afraid.

The hoplophobe fears and, yes, hates us, because we are not afraid. We
are overwhelmingly "other" than he, and in a way that emphasizes his
afflictions."

Jeff Cooper


hoplophobia - n. - an irrational and morbid fear of guns, a term coined
by Jeff Cooper, from Greek "hoplites," weapon. Symptoms may include
discomfort, disorientation, rapid pulse, sweating, faintness and more,
at the mere sight or even thought of guns. Hoplophobes are common and
should never be involved in setting gun policies, though many are hard
at work in the rights-denial movement, and are arguably the greatest
threat in the debate. Point out hoplophobic behavior when you see it, it
is dangerous, and sufferers deserve pity. A hoplophobe (HOP-li-fobe) can
often be cured by training, or by a day at the range.

armoredman
01-27-2005, 08:32 AM
Thanks for the link - ancient weapons and tactics can be fascinating, and lead to shouting of "Molon Labe!"

Marinesg1012
01-27-2005, 08:54 AM
For those of you who are interested in such thing, I suggest readin the books by Victor Davis hanson. He is a military historian that focuses on Greek Warfare and how it has shaped Western military dominance of the world.

Stillwater
01-27-2005, 05:52 PM
Hoplophobia is a combination of Greek (hoplo) and Latin (phobia), and can be accredited to Col. John (Jeff) Cooper.

You're right ... ! :up: :up: :up:

Bill

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