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Sydney Ancients Hoplite & Roman Society

Sydney Ancients are a re-enactment group of the ancient world.  Our current focuses are Classical Greece, Early Republican Rome and 1st Century Imperial Rome.  The group interest covers all facets of ancient life including military and civilian activities.

CALENDAR

We meet casually through out the year usually on a Saturday (not every month).

Our activities include parade marching drills (Greek Hoplite and Roman Legionary), themed camping weekends, social reclining dinners, working bees, social non dress up outings.

Look for the yellow "Ancients-->" sign at venues. New attendees contact Mark Kelly ancient1s@ozemail.com.au for actual locations.

Please note that dates & theme are subject to change so check the calendar for updates.

2024 Dates (tentative dates to be confirmed):

  • 13-14 January Roman Military Activies weekend at Bungonia NSW - details to come
  • 27 January (Aust Day Long Weekend) Hoplitikon of Melbourne Symposium
  • 03 February 12:30pm Greek drill & mini working bee Kerema Place Glenfield NSW
  • 02 March 12:30pm Roman parade drill & mini working bee Kerema Place Glenfield NSW
  • 29 March - 01 April Easter Armidale Dark Age event - some members may attend as dark Age participants
  • 06 April (Tenative may be changed) 12:30pm Greek drill & mini working bee Kerema Place Glenfield NSW
  • 04 May 12:30pm Roman parade drill & mini working bee Kerema Place Glenfield NSW
  • 01 June 12:30pm Greek drill & mini working bee Kerema Place Glenfield NSW
  • 06-07 July Winterfest Medieval Fair Hawkesbury (NSW) Showground winterfest.com.au - Some members will be attending as part of other re-enactment groups

The rest of the year will be mainly working bees starting with finishing, repairing, updating & making shields.

  • 13 July (one week later) 12:30pm Working bee - Shields (feel free to bring any project). Latin & Greek commands practice. Kerema Place Glenfield NSW
  • 03 August 12:30pm AGM & Working bee - Shields (feel free to bring any project). Latin & Greek commands practice. O'Donnell Street Port Kembla NSW
  • 07 September 12:30pm Working bee - Shields (feel free to bring any project). Latin & Greek commands practice. Kerema Place Glenfield NSW
  • 21-22 September (tentative dates) Queanbeyan Medieval Fair. If we attend we will put on a small Classic Greek display
  • 12 October (one week later) 12:30pm Working bee - Shields? (feel free to bring any project). Latin & Greek commands practice. Kerema Place Glenfield NSW
  • 02 November 12:30pm Working bee - ?? (feel free to bring any project). Latin & Greek commands practice. Kerema Place Glenfield NSW
  • 07 December 12:30pm Possible Wine Dine & Recline dinner or Working bee - ?? (feel free to bring any project). Latin & Greek commands practice. Kerema Place Glenfield NSW
  • January 2025 Possible Wine Dine & Recline dinner and or camping weekend - to be decided

 

If the Glenfield venue is not available the default location will be O'Donnell Street Port Kembla NSW and will be a working bee. The website will be updated and an email sent to members (contact Mark Kelly ancient1s@ozemail.com.au if you need the exact address)

Last up dated 04 June 2024

Greek Hoplite Re-enactment

Roman Re-enactment

OUR FOCUS

Greek and Roman cultures are portrayed between 500BC and 100AD.

Our members do Greek Hoplites in Phalanx and Light Infantry, as well as Roman Legionaries of the early Republic and Imperial eras.  We are a confederation of individuals that encourages all type of Re-enactment in the ancient world.  So if you are interested in  representing Hoplites, Alexander the Great, Roman Army or Phalanx warfare or just interested in re-enacting ancient life, we'd love to here from you.

The group does a range of activities from living history campsite to military drills and re enactment of the duties of Classical soldiers. The group also conducts authentic athletics,cooking, games and cultural activities of the period 500BC to 100AD.

All activities are conducted with safety as the first priority. Many of the weapons are blunted for safety reasons. No participant is to conduct any activity that will endanger themself or any other person. While armed no person will consume or partake of performance altering substances.