In our blog we publish short articles related to internet finds, news from the group, and projects our members are currently working on.

State of Affairs

Submitted by Perdikkas on 24/07/2022, on 1:48 pm

It's been a long time since we gave any indication that we still exist on our website. To be fair, we've never been particularly good at keeping the blog running, but five years is admittedly a long time without any sign of life. 

Yes, we are still around! Like the whole world, we've spent the last two years in a holding pattern, but at the beginning of this year, we finally had an event with visitors again. We hope that this will happen more regularly again in the future. In the meantime, we were lucky enough to welcome a couple of new members into the association as well. So things are running fairly smoothly behind the scenes. 

We will likely continue to be bad at updating the blog, but at least with the pictures and impression pages, you should be able to see new content fairly regularly. 

Possible Sarissa parts from private collection?

Submitted by Perdikkas on 11/06/2017, on 11:15 am

While looking for a new spearhead for my planned dory, I stumbled across this lot on the ancient art traders site Hixenbaugh.

Might this be from a Sarissa according to Prof. Andronikos' theory? In any case it is an amazingly preserved find - provided that it is authentic, of course. Make sure to check out their whole Greek collection, there are some great pictures of fascinating Items in there. I can only imagine what undiscovered treasures slumber in private collections out there.

Throwback Thursday - Websites

Submitted by Perdikkas on 23/02/2017, on 9:46 pm

As reenactors, we are used to look back into the past. Today, I plan to look into the past of our own group, instead of looking at ancient Greece. I copied the concept of throwback Thursday from the excellent group Sorores Historiae, where they present pictures from their first events. Since I discovered I had backups of the very first version of our website, I present to you the Throwback Thursday Website Edition.

v1 from 2005 to 2008

This version of our site was online from November of 2005 to August 2008. It was created even before I joined the Hetairoi, and before I got into web-development. It was developed by a fellow reenactor.

Teaching an new dog old tricks

Submitted by Perdikkas on 18/02/2017, on 8:31 pm

Whoops, what is going on here? Everything looks strange. Yes, that is actually on purpose. The last version of our website started to become a bit out-dated, and so it was high time for a rebrush. Since our old website was already quite good, it would not be that much work, right? Well, actually instead of teaching the old dog new tricks, I went and got a new dog to behave pretty much like the old one, and then taught him the following new tricks.

Net find: youtube Channel about the Wars of the Diadochi

Submitted by Perdikkas on 16/02/2017, on 5:56 pm

The wars of the Diadochi are a very intriguing episode in Greek history, which doesn't get as much recognition, as it deserves. After the death of Alexander the Great his most trusted advisors and generals struggled for hegemony over his vast empire, which he left behind without naming an successor. Over almost half a century, they were plotting against each other, ordered assassinations, or flat out waged war, always looking to extend the area of influence they had left. In the end, the political landscape stabilized, and the dynasties of the Antigonids in Macedonia, the Ptolemies in Egypt, and the Seleucids in Syria, emerged from the conflict.