The Greek Warriors in The Greek Independence Day Parade in New York City, April 7, 2013, Photo by Newsday
Click on the Thumbnail photos below to expand them for a closer look. These are pictures taken by parade watchers and the news media. Enjoy them, and we'll see you in the 2014 Greek Independence Day Parade in NYC!

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The Greek Warriors - The premier Greek Hoplite living history group in the New York area! 

Welcome to our website. The Greek Warriors is a dedicated living history group, recreating the ancient Greek Hoplite Warrior. Our arms an armor portray the classic Greek Warrior in full panoply. Check the "About Us" page to find out more about The Greek Warriors, and where to see us next.

The Greek Warriors in the 2009 Greek Independence Day Parade in New York City.
The Greek Warriors were also on The History Channel  for a program called, Greece: Engineering an Empire, The Age of Alexander. We took on the roll of Macedonian soldiers in the army of Phillip ll and Alexander the Great. Watch The Greek Warriors in re-broadcasts or you can get the DVD from The History Channel's website at:
  
           http://history.resultspage.com/history/Engineering%20An%20Empire%20Greece

More about ancient Greek Hoplite Warriors


Hoplites, which means "weaponed or armed men" crafted sophisticated weaponry and armor to meet what came to be formalized Hellenic shock warfare. The helmet, breastplate, and greaves were constructed entirely of bronze, providing immunity from the attacks of most swords, missiles, and spears. An enormous three-foot shield which the Greeks called an Aspis covered half the infantryman's own body. Each Hoplite depended on the man next to him to shield his own unprotected right side. A unique double grip allowed the oppressive weight to be held by the entire left arm, and the shield's concave shape permitted the rear ranks to rest it on their shoulders. Offensively, the Hoplite depended on his nine-foot spear; should the shaft break, he might turn around what was left of its length to employ the reverse end, which was outfitted with a bronze spike. A reserve iron sword was carried in case the spear was lost altogether.



                                                         A Special Note of Thanks

The 2013 season is is here, I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make our group a possibility. I would like to also thank everyone who has had The Greek Warriors come to one of their events. I would also like to thank The Hellenic Federation of Greater New York for having us in The Greek Independence Day Parade in New York City this year. We will see you for the 2013 parade in New York City. Take a look at the "About Us" page, and we will continue to update it for the 2013 schedule. Thanks again to all the troops and their families for their hard work and dedication this year. Thank you to the new members who joined our ranks this year as well. My thanks to my family for always being there, and thanks again to The Greek Warriors, the finest of Hoplites. I look forward to the rest of our 2013 season!

Sincerely,

George,  Commander of  The Greek Warriors


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