Evzone Uniform Honors Greece's Historic Past - The term “evzone” can be traced back to Homer’s writings. He referred to the elite soldiers of his time as “Evzones” because they were “well-built” (“zoni” means “belt” in Greek). Not much is known about how they actually dressed in Homer’s time. However, the fact that he mentioned them shows that the Evzone soldiers have been part of Greek military tradition since Ancient Greece.
Νew archaeological founding, a bronze mounted hoplite (fragment) from Hellenistic Era found in the seabed of Kalimnos Island (today Greece). It will be displayed at Acropolis Museum between 14 October to 31 of March
Another two foreign recruited regiments raised to fight the French during the Revolution, consulate and Empire. Lto R Soldier Regiment,Field Officer, Greek officer and soldier Regiment. Rear view is of soldier Regiment.
The Ancient Greek diaspora spread over half of Eurasia: Greek India in the time of Buddha and Jesus - Gandhara was a center of Greek influenced Buddhism until the end of the Roman Empire. This is a sculpture of Buddhist gods on the left wearing a greek fustanella from the 3rd century AD, which shows a clear influence from Greek art of the time. Therefore a vibrant Hellenic community lasted in India at least four centuries after Christ.
#military #Saints made of Ivory from 11th-13th centuries, dressed as #byzantine #soldiers , c. 500-1000 CE ( circa 950 ) Left to right: St. Theodorus Tyro ("the soldier") and St. Theodorus Stratelates ("the general"). Harbaville Triptych - #Louvre #museum - #Musée du Louvre