Elevate your decor with classical antiquity art styles, and transform any space into your own private history museum with this impressive, life size replica of an Ancient Greek hoplite Corinthian shieldThe shield, aspis in Greek, was carried by Greek infantry (hoplites) of various periods and is often referred to as a hoplon. A hoplon shield was a deeply dished shield made of wood. Some shields had a thin sheet of bronze on the outer face, often just around the rim. In some periods, the convention was to decorate the aspis; in others, it was usually left plain. The shield bears an octopus.