The Hoplite Collection is inspired by the Greek soldiers who fought by utilizing the famous phalanx formation in battles. The beauty of hoplite warfare comes from the fact the phalanx is victorious because of the group, not the individual. The collective power of the phalanx meant fewer soldiers could defeat larger armies by working as a cohesive force. The hoplite phalanx is built on trust, communication, and camaraderie. As a hoplite, your shield protects half your body and half of the soldier standing next to you. Our Hoplite pieces are intended to remind you that you are not alone and do not have to fight your battles by yourself. The power of the united few is mightier than that of the un-united many.