We recently added two articles written by guest-authors to our website. The first article describes the experiences of Stefanos Skarmintzos during a beginner's training with the Macedonian Sarissa. The training took place during our camp in Gabreta in 2009 and was originally published in English in his own Blog.
In our blog we publish short articles related to internet finds, news from the group, and projects our members are currently working on.
One of the most common questions we hear on our events is "What are your shields made of?" Most visitors are satisfied with the answer "They're made of wood", but some are more interested and also want to know how they are made. Thanks to Athineos, we now have the opportunity to take a good look at the internal structure and composition of one of our Aspides.
After many months of struggling with different authorities, numerable revisions and signatures, we finally made it: the interest group Hetairoi has become the registered society Hetairoi e.V.
Over the last few years we have always been pondering the possibility to create an official society. However, the legal ramifications of such an undertaking always discouraged us from going through with it. The decision to found a society now was mainly based on legal concerns. Many museums have told us that they need an official legal entity as a contract partner for an event, whereas an interest group can only make contracts with each individual member. The same goes for insurance companies. The last point would be the website, which was operated by me as an individual up until now.
On this site, we are planning to document our projects, efforts, events and basically everything going on with the group.
Stay tuned for for articles.