The Greek Hoplite warrior represents power and courage. The Hoplites were the most feared soldiers of the 7th through mid-4th centuries B.C. Their helmets were designed to protect the face and throat, an otherwise easy target. Many helmets had distinctive nose pieces and elaborate horse-hair crests. Body armor was created with bronze and leather. This warrior wears an Early Corinthian Hoplite helmet with characteristic cheek guards designed to cover the face.