In an effort to provide materials that will enhance or add to the existing content, the 300SpartanWarriors (300SPW) website will be expanded to include contributions by several professionals in a variety of disciplines.
The site's expansion will include sections on Marathon, Salamis, Plataea and several other battles that have helped define the landscape of Western & Eastern Civilizations. In addition, materials will be included on the Persian Empire which will provide a more accurate portrayal of the Achaemenid Dynasty than its depiction by Hollywood.
Nikos Panos' illustration of a Spartan officer
Many of the illustrations which appear throughout this site are creations by Athenian artiste extraordinaire, Nikos Panos. His images have greatly enhanced Greece's Periscope Productions, the Squadron Signal series of books and Communications S.A. Publishing House. He has also designed and illustrated the present official Uniform Regulations of the Hellenic Navy and is a permanent contributor to Andrea Miniatures of Madrid, Spain.
It is Nikos' unflinching attention to research and detail which have provided us with the most accurate depictions of the Battles of Thermopylae and Marathon. Furthermore, his artistry extends beyond the battlefield, to include the individual Greek hoplites, their panoplies and shield emblems, all of which have added immeasurably to these pages. It is an honor and a privilege that Nikos' oeuvre has provided great assistance to the enthusiasts who wish to learn more about these landmark events in ancient history.
Dr. Nic Fields
Dr. Nic Fields' distinguished career includes the position of Assistant Director
at the British School in Athens and later as lecturer in Ancient
History at the University of Edinburgh. He has written extensively on ancient Greece and Rome, of which several titles include Ancient Greek Warship: 500-322 BC, Troy c. 1700-1250 BC, Mycenaean Citadels c. 1350-1200 BC, etc. In addition to these books on Ancient Greece, he has written Thermopylae 480 BC: Last Stand of the 300.
We are most honored to include Dr. Nic Fields as an ACADEMIC ADVISOR to the website. His 'Q & A' session has added immeasurably to these pages, as will his tutelage, which will be reflected in the materials contained in the pages with respect to the Greco-Persian Wars.
Barkley is the curator of the Marion Military Institute Archives which is located in the Baer Library, and is also an esteemed member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame! His contribution of materials to this site are an extremely invaluable resource which will be of great interest to the student/enthusiast of the city-state of Sparta and her warriors.
Jim Carrozza's contributions over the last year
have greatly benefited the 300SpartanWarriors.com (300SPW) website. As a
graphic artist whose creations will be of particular interest to students of
the Greco-Persian Wars, his site Art for Art's Sake contains his renditions of
the Battles of Thermopylae, Salamis and Marathon, along with other ancient
In addition, as one of the senior members of the Living History Group,
'The Hellenic Warriors' aka 'The Warriors of Thermopylae', Jim's expertise in the construction of various panoplies, combined with his keen insight and involvement have greatly added to their phalanx's appearance.
The "Sparta Pages" was one of the first websites, if not the first to offer materials with respect to the city-state of Sparta, and to a lesser extent the ancient Greek military as a whole. Established in 2000 by Laconophiles Kevin Hendryx and Kevin Marshall, it quickly became the preeminent source of information on the world wide web for Spartan military enthusiasts and for those who had a fascination with all topics Lacedaemonian.
We are therefore very pleased to announce that Kevin Hendryx will extend more of his keen insight relative to the Spartan ethos. In addition, we are honored that Kevin has permitted the integration of materials from the "Sparta Pages" to our website.
Darius Kadivar is a freelance journalist, film historian, and media
consultant who has written extensively on a variety of topics in the
fields of history and entertainment, in addition to a wide spectrum of others
subjects. The visitors to this website will be greatly enriched by
viewing not only his articles on the Greco-Persian Wars, but others as well. To include the
journalistic capabilities of a professional of this caliber is a
quantum leap forward in the site's expansion.
John Trikeriotis: Founder of the scholastic and research-based Living History Group 'The Hellenic Warriors' a.k.a. 'The Warriors of Thermopylae'