Since 2009, members of KORYVANTES Association and LEONTES Academy are joint-working on the AthensHoplites Project, set to search, analyse and bring to life the swordsmanship that made the Hellenic Warriors renown throughout the centuries. We study and train on the very specific ancient Hellenic weapons and tactics as brought to life by the archaeology research.
The symbol of AthensHoplites is based on an depiction of an ancient kylix, presenting Minotaur holding 2 stones (?) and the phrase “KALOS H O PAIS”. For AthensHoplites, Minotaur is a symbol of warrior training path, as the anime brute force is combined with human technique.
The last 10 years AthensHoplites have worked with National Geographic ‘Warriors Series, Spartan Vengeance’, BBC ‘Who were the Greeks’, ITV ‘Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey’, France5/TV5 ‘Echappées belles’ and have captured the imagination of millions of people worldwide.
Key demonstrations have been delivered in Biskupin Museum (Poland, 2011), Journées Gallo-Romaines St-Romain-en-Gal (Vienne, France, 2012), Viminacium Museum (Serbia 2013), Biga Archeology Festival (Turkey 2014), Times & Epochs Archeology Festival (Moscow, 2015).