John Trikeriotis is a lecturer of ancient Greek warfare and a member of the archaeological group, “The Leonidas Expeditions”. Approximately ten years ago, when it became apparent that the Frank Miller comics, “300” would be developed into a motion picture, he created a website for students about the Spartans and the other combatants of the Battle of Thermopylae. Since the movie contained many fictional elements, the purpose was to provide an authoritative and accessible summation of ancient history’s greatest last stand As a result of the film’s popularity the site was used as a resources by libraries and educational institutions throughout the world.
Mr. Trikeriotis has been interviewed on television, radio and in newspapers about the Greek-Persian Wars and has been invited to appear at museums, schools and universities throughout the east coast of the United States.
Lecturer: Ancient Greek warfare
«The Hellenic Warriors»
2007 – actualidad (8 años)Mid-Atlantic RegionPresenting lectures on the armor and warfare of the ancient Greek warriors – Battles of Marathon, Thermopylae, Artemisium, Plataea and the Peloponnesian War. Experimental archaeology (490 BCE -404 BCE). Providing authentic arrays of the different panoplies used by the hoplites during the Classical Age of Greece, for the purposes of display and/or presentation at schools, universities and museums.
The Walters Art Museum exhibit (Baltimore, MD) – «Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece»
Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) Lecture – «Battle of Marathon 2500 Year Anniversary»
The Dalton School (Manhattan, NY) Lecture – «The Battle of Thermopylae and the Spartan phalanx»
Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) Lecture – «300 Revisited: Fact and Fiction in Hollywood’s Depiction of the Battle of Thermopylae»
The Park School (Baltimore, MD) – Hellenic Speakers’ Series Lecture: «The Depiction of the Iconic Last Stand at Thermopylae in Art, Movies and Literature»
Port Discovery Children’s Museum exhibit (Baltimore, MD) – «Gods, Myths and Mortals: Discover Ancient Greece»
Saint Sophia Cathedral (Washington, D.C.) «Armor and Weaponry of the Classical Age Greeks»
AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) (Baltimore, MD) Lecture – «The Naval Engagement at Artemisium: Its Interrelationship and Impact on the Battle of Thermopylae»
AHEPA Lecture (Baltimore, MD) – «The Historical Absurdities of «300: Rise of an Empire»
USA Today article – 3/7/2007 – An epic tale, told ‘300’ strong
Baltimore City paper – 3/7/2007 – ‘300’ movie
Hellenic Public Radio live interview – 6/15/2007 – ‘300’ movie
North County News article – 4/21/2011 – ‘Echoes of Ancient Glory’
The Ultimate History Project website – 6/24/2012 – ‘Going All Kouros: Re-Enacting the Life of a Hoplite’
ABC Affiliate – Open Source live interview with Leon Krauze – 3/6/2014 «300: Rise of an Empire» – Meet the Spartans
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