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Pelta

πέλτη). A small, round shield made of

Amazons with Peltae. (Rich.)

wicker-work or wood, covered with hide or leather (Xen. Anab. ii. 1, 6). The name is also given to the Thracian shield, which was rectangular in shape (Schol. in Thuc.ii. 29). See Cetra; Clipeus.

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    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.29
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 2.1
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