Ancient Greece refers to Greek history from 750 BC to 146 BC which provided the foundatgion of Western civilzation. Greek culture had a powerful influence on the Roman Empire in language, politics, science and arts. A fierce Greek heavy infantryman was known as a Hoplite, was the central element in Ancient Greek warfare. The Hoplite derices from hoplon meaning an item of armour or equipment, thus hoplite refers to "armoured man". The most well known hoplites were the Spartans, whom trained from childhoold in combat and warfare. Each hoplite provided their own equipment which was a Corinthian helmet, circular shield, spear, sword and muscle armour. The muscle armour was made of bronze and was worn with bronze greaves. Medieval Collectables carries all your Ancient Greek needs. We have many greek helmets like the steel Corinthian helm, Royal Corinthian helm and the officers plumed brass Corinthian helm. We have steel and leather muscle armour, greaves and bracers. Our Greek swords and Hoplite swords are fully functional and authentic to the period. Finally we have Greek Tunics to give you that authentic Greek costume.
Greek Armor
Greeks soliders wore light armor during Ancient Greece, making them fast and fierce warriors during battles. The basic components of Greek armor were the front breastplate, backplate, bracers and greaves. Most of the Greek armor was made of bronze or of brass. The greeks wore muscle armor to which gave them the perception to their enemies that they were muscluar and fit. Spartans, the most well known Greek Soldiers were the most feared because they were well versed in warfare and combat.
Greek Clothing
Greek Soldiers didn't wear much clothing either. The basic parts of Greek attire is the Greek tunic, Greek belt, greek capes and Greek sandals. The Greek tunic was light weight and worn under Greek armour or down the market streets in the Athens. Greek belts were used to tie the tunics closer to the body when armour was not worn and to hang the Greek Hoplite swords from. Finally Greek sandals protect the feet of soldiers and the Greek capes shielded them from the harse sun in Greece.
Greek Helms
The Greek Corinthian helm originated in Ancient Greece. The name came from the area of Corinth and the helm was bronze. Later in the century the helm covered the entire head and neck of Greek soldiers. The Greek helm had slits for the eyes and mouth making it very hard for soldiers to see and breath in the helm. Medieval Collectables carries both brass and steel versions of the Greek Corinthian helm as well as the Royal Corinthian helm.
Greek Shields
Medieval Collectables now has a full line of greek shields available. We have wooden greek shields and steel greek shields that are great for Renaissance faires, LARP events or medieval reenactments. We have Greek Hoplite shields, Spartan shields, and Ancient Greek shields that are fully functional and decorative. We do carry steel Greek shields that are great for SCA events and sword fighting. Medieval Collectables has many styles of Greek shields to choose from at affordable prices.
Greek Swords
The Celt-Iberians of Roman times were justly famed for their weapons, such as the Falcata. The Greek Falcata was one of the most devastating swords ever made in Greek history. The inward curving blade delivers a tremendous blow and could split both shield and helmet. Considered to be of Greek, or possibly Etruscan origin, this sword spread into Southern Russia and also Spain. It was in Spanish hands that it was most feared by the Romans. Medieval Collectables has a variety of Greek swords that include Hoplite swords, Falcata swords and Spartan swords that are all functional. We even carry the sword of Troy from the Homer's fable city.