The list of members of the Ancient Hoplitikon of Melbourne. All proud members of the Australasian Living History Federation (ALHF) MELOI THS  AUSTRALOASIATIKHS ZONTANHS HSTORIAS (ALHF) GIA NA KRATHSOUME ZONTANH THN KLHRONOMIA MAS.
 
Athanasios Porporis "Polemarchos"Founder and Group"Secretary"

CRAIG SITCH of MANNING IMPERIAL, VICTOR of the 'HOPLITODROMOS' (Race in Armour) 2010.   VICTOR of the 'HOPLITODROMOS' at MARATHON GREECE 2011.

Cherilyn Fuhlbohm of Manning Imperial

Nick Moutzouris "ARCHELAUS"

DAVID BARTLETT HOPLITE of CARTHAGE 4th cent BCE (in Sicily)

Andy Malcolm "EUDOXIA"

Hoplite Swordsmanship training with Xiphos and Kopis 2012

GARETH WILSON "HOMER" Hoplite of the "Winged Phallus !" (Public Officer)

Greek War Memorial in the City of Liege, Belgium. Greece, France, Spain and Italy honoured for contribution to the 'Great World War' 1914-1918.

ANCIENT HOPLITIKON of MELBOURNE Inc. Phalanx Advance 2013

Ancient Hoplitikon of Melbourne Inc. Ancient Greek Archers 2015

Xenophons "KYNEGETIKOS" (On Hunting) Morning wine ration before the hunt. Basic attire, Petasos, Chlamys, Hoplite canteen and cup. Hunting naked was a common feature in Ancient Greece, only wearing bare essentials and carrying the appropriate weapons. 2012

 

Graig and Cherilyn at the 'Tropaion' (trophy) at Marathon Greece 2011.

Marathon Tropaion 2011 ( 2,500 years Anniversary ) Greece.

Battle of Marathon 2,500 year Anniversary 2011 reenactment, Greece.

Ancient Hoplitikon in Battle mode at 'TimeLine Fair' Berwick 2010

   THRACIAN  PELTASTS
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XENOPHON's 'KYNEGETIKOS' (On Hunting)
KUNHGETIKOS
From; KUNHGEW  "I Hunt"
Is a treatise by Xenophon - Philosopher and Military Leader, Hunting Xenophon claims, 
"Are the means by which men become good in war and all things out of which must
come excellence in thought and word and deed".
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Xenophon writes, "For men who are sound in body and mind may always stand on the threshold of success".
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Xenophon concludes, "For all men who have loved hunting have been good: and not men only, but those women also to whom goddess Artemis has given this blessing, Atalanta, Procris and others like them".

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Horse Motif     Shield Device ( Athenian 'EPILEKTOI' Elite ) of the "Philaidon" Klan  650 B.C.

'Gorgon Shield Devices' Popular Klan Emblem throughout Greece, spanning from early 6th - 5th Century B.C. 

'CENTAURS'  Greek Shield Devices  of Chalcis c.480 B.C.

CLUB of HERAKLES (THEBAN POLIS STATE EMBLEM) Shield Device c.394 BCE

 The Ancient Hoplitikon of Melbourne "Shield Register"                                                                                                                                                     Heraldry of Antiquity - Shield Iconography , had a personal,  family and tribal klan significance.   Archaeological evidence from ancient pottery, numismatic's  and sculptural reliefs, indicates the prolific nature of    "Heraldric Shield Devices".    The Shield Devices in our register are faithfully reconstructed based on this research, rather than artistic license.
COCK SHIELD DEVICE of IDOMENEUS

'LION' Crouching,  Greek Shield Device of the 'ISAGORIDAE' Klan, with checker'd apron Tribe of Athens 470 B.C.

Dolphin(s) Shield Device of  Hoplite Marines  

Shield Device from the Island of Rhodes, "HYBISCUS FLOWER" 4th Century B.C.E.

Solar Star of Apollo, also (Macedonian Royal Emblem) Shield Devices

 The Greeks usually refferred to the Hoplite shield as "Aspis"( Aspida - ASPIDA), rarely as the Hoplon;  Thus controversy rages over the etymology of the word Hoplite itself. The term may be derived from the plural  "Hopla"   (Armament).  Rather than the singular Hoplon.

KANTHAROS Shield Device affiliated with the God Dionysus

Spartan 'LAMBDA' Shield Device, Lakedaimonian Hoplite of the Peloponnesian War, wearing Exomis and bronze Pilos helmet c.413 - c.371 B.C.

LAKEDAIMONIAN SPARTA     Shield Devices.     1/DOKANA "Kotinos" Olympic Champion.   2/Spartan King "Solar Star of Apollo".       3/Mora HAWK of SKIRITIS. Early 6th Century.

SNAKE Shield Device "Boeotian Spartoi" Archaic/Indigenous Landed peerage of Greece

           

Macedonian Phalangite, 'HYPASPIST' Royal Body Guard of King Antigonus II Gonatas 276-239 B.C.E.

'TRIDENT' of Poseidon Shield Device Polis Emblem of Mantineia mid 5th Century.

TRIPOD,  Shield device with      "Tania" victory ribbon.    Associated with Olympic or Pythian Games

ALKMAIONID Klan 490B.C. Shield Device  "LEUKOPODES" Whitelegs/ Triskeles,  Athenian Tribe

'Spartoi' Greek Shield Device of Boeotia with  leather apron,  the evil eyes are related to the 1st 'Sacred War' of the 'battle of Kirrha' 585 B.C.