Michael  Crosby "NIKANDROS"   (New Member) from the UK.

'41' Feature Film shoot 2012



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We welcome all who have an interest in history and a pathos to share it!



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Hoplitikon Last Stand

Trouble on the Danube!



JANUARY 14th Saturday : Annual Symposium at Ringwood

FEBRUARY 25-26th Sat-Sunday Lonsdale Street Festival event

MARCH 4th Saturday Training at Ringwood


MAY 6th Saturday Training at Ringwood

JUNE 3rd Saturday Training at Ringwood

JULY 29th Saturday AHM Inc, Annual AGM Dinner

AUGUST 5th Saturday Training at Ringwood

SEPTEMBER 16th Saturday Annual Symposium at Ringwood Apollon Boedromia

OCTOBER 7th Saturday Training at Ringwood, (Dates to be determined) Oakleigh Glendi festival / Timeline historical event.

NOVEMBER 4th Saturday Training at Ringwood (Date to be determined) Adelaide Greek Festival.

DECEMBER 2nd Saturday Final Training and photo session. . (DATES and EVENTS may change in the course of the year)

The Ancient Hoplitikon of Melbourne Inc. have been established since 2007, this association has existed over the years by the shear determination of it's members. We continue to embrace new members who have a pothos for Ancient Greek and Roman Living History, Males and Females are welcome to join us, and to participate in this unique historical pursuit .


Philip II of Macedon 359-336 B.C.

MMFAT 2008


Testimonials "I would like to take this opportunity to thankyou, the Hellenic Dancers and the Spartan Parading Guards for making the Olympic Torch Relay Community Celebration at Monash a most memorable one. The Spartans in particular were a big hit, with many people enjoying their presence!" (Karen Hadfield - Community Celebration Coordinator - City of Monash2000) This is Nikiforos , I live in Southern California and am a member of the Legion six here in L.A. I wanted to say that you have a great group and a good website too! Best wishes for the future. ( Fred Haskin Feb 2009 ) Dear Sir, I really like your website, although it should have some more bibliographical references, it is very interesting. You certainly also would add further data on pottery scenes you employ, such as museum and place, because these clearly prove you did a great job in research. I am specialised in ancient Near Eastern Warfare, but i guess you might find some interesting things in a paper of mine I added, as a way to congratulate you for your promising website.(Fabrice De Backer 2011) Master in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology Belguim.

Hi my name is Amanda and I'm the Drama Club Moderator at Tailwind School. After the holidays, my kids are going to be preparing for the Spring Show and this year we are doing a tribute to the 'Greeks!' The Club is writing their own version of Greek Mythology, which of course, requires lots and lots of research. I really want to thankyou for the work you've done on your website. It's been a really great resource for us and a huge help ! Thanks again for your helpful site and Happy Holidays to you ! Best wishes (Amanda Spencer 2012)

My Heart felt 'Thankyou' for such a great performance last night at our wedding, not only have you made our entrance as Bride and Groom a memorable night but our friends and relatives had tears in their eyes and were moved by the music and your performance as were we. Take care Betty and Louis 30/12/2012

Scholars can also draw on the experience of hoplite re-enactors who have tried to reconstruct various pieces of hoplite equipment. Peter Connolly was a pioneer in this regard, but he now has many followers in groups such as the Hoplite Association in London, the Sydney Ancients, and the Hoplitikon of Melbourne. One member of this last group, Craig Sitch, makes sophisticated pieces that he sells from his company's website.(New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare Edited by Garett G. Fagan & Matthew Trundle.)

After all the archaeological discoveries of the past century and a half, especially in the German excavations at Olympia, we can do better. In 1995 Eero Jarva published a restudy of the armor from Olympia and in 2002 Johann Peter Franz reported weights for various pieces of equipment in the extensive Axel Guttman collection. To account for the corrosion of bronze and the almost complete disappearance of leather and linen, Franz added 33 percent to each weight to approximate the weight of the piece when it was intact. Scholars can also draw on the experience of enthusiasts who have tried to reconstruct various pieces of hoplite equipment. Peter Connolly, a pioneer in this field, now has many followers in groups such as the Hoplite Association in London, the Sydney Ancients, and the Hoplitikon of Melbourne. (Book; "The battle of Marathon" by Professor Peter Krentz Davidson College NC)

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                                          EURUOPA, KREIONTA, TELESFORON, OSTE QEMISTI

                                           EGKLIDON EZOMENH PUKINOUS OAROUS OARIZEI.

                                               ILHQ,  EURUOPA KRONIDH, KUDISTE MEGISTE.


           Hymn 23 to Zeus

                            I will sing of Zeus, Chiefest among the gods and Greatest,

                                   All seeing, the Lord of All, the fulfiller who whispers words of

                                         wisdom to Themis as she sits leaning towards him.

                                  Be gracious, all seeing son of Kronos, most excellent and great !


FARB  is a derogatory term used in the hobby of historical reenacting in reference to participants who are perceived to exhibit indifference to historical authenticity, either from a material - cultural standpoint or in action.