Definition of hoplite
: a heavily armed infantry soldier of ancient Greece
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Campy hoplites and temple maidens appear in dramatic photographs from 1970 by Pierre Zucca, whose collaborations with the great artist and writer Pierre Klossowski mashed up sex and economics.
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