The Spartan hoplite. A hoplite was a heavy armed warrior. A Spartan soldier generally carried a dory (spear), xiphos (Spartan sword), hoplon (shield), a Corinthian helmet, greaves (shinguards), and a metal or lamellar cuirass. The Spartan weapons were a well honed part of the ancient world’s premier war machine. Sparta’s elite warriors trained from a young age and unlike their contemporaries on the battle field, being a warrior was the only career they would ever know.
Samnite Bronze Helmet and Neckguard 450 BC The Samnites were a sworn enemy of Rome in Italy. They were literally annihilated by Sulla in I Century BC and disappeared from History. Самнитский бронзовый шлем и шейный доспех. Самниты были заклятыми врагами Рима в Италии. Они были в буквальном смысле уничтожены Суллой в I веке до н. э. и исчезли из истории.
Roman mask helmet, 1st 2nd century CE. These are often called 'parade' helmets for cavalry sports use, but it has been suggested that they were also used in combat. The psychological effect of being charged by one of these masked warriors would have been formidable.