Thursday, 5 January 2012

The Hoplites are famous!!!

Earlier this year I was very sorry to miss out on a trip the Hoplite Association made to Greece. This wasn't any old jaunt - they went to participate in the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon! They had a rollocking good time and there was a great deal of press interest. The profile of our little group has increased greatly as a result. The scan below is a profile from an Australian publication (it was published shortly before the event).

We have plans to return to Greece in future years for more reenactments, and I very much hope I can join my comrades on these escapades!

1 comment:

  1. Greek hoplite reenactment ! sounds fun , I spent a few years in the NFPS Norse Film and Pagenat society when i was a young man, now know as the Vikings again , the oldest reenactment group in the country i believe , lots of drinking mead and getting whacked with dane axes in gloriously cold places . Greece sounds nice and warm though ..