Elite Warriors in History
Winning battles and forging empires was not just about numbers but also the quality of the troops at any commander's disposal. The best-trained, best-equipped and most experienced fighters could be moulded into devastating units that...
Great Military Commanders from Antiquity
In antiquity, certain military commanders were so formidable on the battlefield that they were responsible for the rise and fall of civilizations. Epaminondas saw off mighty Sparta and almost single-handedly gave Greek Thebes its one...
An artist's rendition of what a siege attack may have looked like in the ancient world.
The Ancient Greeks: Crucible of Civilization - Episode 2: Golden Age
EPISODE 2: GOLDEN AGE The second part recounts the Greeks' heroic victory against the mighty Persian empire through the life of Themistocles, one of Athens' greatest generals.The episode opens in 490 B.C. when tiny Athens prepares to safeguard...
Greek & Roman Linen Body Armour
Professor Gregory Aldrete speaks about 'Linen body armour: reconstruction and tests' at the Greek and Roman Armour Day, 20th July 2015.
HOPLITES! Greeks at War - Full animation
Hoplites! Greeks at War is a new animation created for Panoply's 'Every Soldier has a Story' exhibition at the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, University of Reading. Visit http://www.panoply.org.uk/everysoldier.html to find out more.
Overarm Vs. Underarm Spear and Shield Reply to Demomanchaos and Critics
Thrand and Marquez reply to Demomanchoas, critics and skeptical viewers by redoing the barrel test the way Thrand had originally wanted. So sit back grab an ale or mead and enjoy this extreme weapon testing of Dory or spear and shield. Find...
Marathon to Chaironeia: changes in hoplite armour
Professor Peter Krentz speaks on changes in hoplite armour at the Greek and Roman Armour Day, 20th July 2015.
Naue II Mycenaean Bronze Sword Tests
Thrand and Eldgrim test the long awaited Naue II Bronze swords from master bronze weaponsmith and Historian Neil Burridge . They give short history and Thrand test the sword along with aspis in hand out on 20% ballistic gel ans with layers...
Recreation of the Battle of Thapsus
A recreation of the Battle of Thapsus in 46 CE, by Seán Ó’Brógáín. The Battle of Thapsus was an important battle during Caesar's Civil War (49-45 BCE), and was one of the last engagements where elephants were used in Mediterranean warfare.