Thursday, January 27, 2005

The Hoplite

The Hoplite" The Hoplite is a unique living history group dedicated to recreating the life and times of the Ancient Greek military in the Classical period between 490 and 430 bc, both in battle and at rest. As well as attending re-enactment events when we display skill at arms and specific aspects of warfare during this period, the group also involves itself in educational shows and historical displays. Activities range from the drill, discipline and manoeuvre of a Hoplite phalanx, demonstrations of the different types of infantry seen at this period and providing an interesting insight into the civilian life of the "citizen" soldier. We also have an active group of mercenary Scythian archers and positively encourage members to recreate any of the combatants that would be found fighting for a city-state during this period."

This group is not to be confused with The Hoplite Association.

"Based in the UK, the Hoplite Association was formed in 2001 as the first reenactment society in the world solely dedicated to recreating the life and experiences of the classical Greek."

This association also maintains a sister site at http://www.4hoplites.com