BRING TO LIFE

We are a living history society, a brethren united by the same passion, the same quest, the same valors and traditions. We rise from different social classes and ages. Our inspirations and desires echo throughout our lives. Our choices would reveal the path. We look into our actions and not words to define our fate. At the end, we only possesse what we've conscience of. So, we trail the path of the warrior.

WE REVIVE the GREEK and PERSIAN PERIOD between 600 to 400 BC.

Ancient Battles is illustrated with full range photographs and images to represent details from the life of those long gone ages. It is our great interest to hope that these reconstitutions would provide help to the historians, the scholars or generally speaking, anyone searching for better understanding our past time origins.

Even if the battles principally retain our attention, we also organize festivities involving music, storytales, historical debates and athletic contests. These athletic contests, called "games", always raise a great enthusiasm in the spectators as in the protagonists hearts. They are devided in several modalities: the run, the jump, the "HOPLITAI" run (HOPLITODRÓMEIA), the disc throwing (DISKOBOLIA), the javelin throwing (AKONTISMOS), the free fighting (PANKRASOS or PANKRATION) and the duels (MONOMAKHIA).

BUT IF YOU WANT TO LIVE FOR A DAY UNDER THE MIGHT OF ANCIENT GREECE OR TO WALK UNDER THE LIGHTS OF THE PERSIAN EMPIRE WHATEVER YOUR AGE OR YOUR CONDITION, WE WELCOME YOU... BROTHER.

"WHO IS WHO"

FOUNDING FATHER:

Andria Pivcevic

As a scholar of ancient history and life, hungry for adventure and always seeking new challenges, Andria gave birth to Ancient Battles. Early in his life, he began the studies of both ancient and medieval swordmanship. Few years later, he also felt in love for Chinese martial-arts. Today as "Maître d'armes", his knowledge and his constant dedication to studies and practices form the perfect alliance that sustains and gives roots to Ancient Battles.

     

LOGISTIC:

José Paulo:
His love for the ancient ways, make him embrace our bretheren; and so José Paulo became a true warrior. His abilities to find solutions to rising problems rely on his resourcefulness and his patient nature.

The COUNSIL:


The "HEGEMON" of our Oligarch system: Andria

Organization & logistic: José Paulo

Treasury & organization: David de Aguiar

Craftmanship: José Paulo & Andria

 


ANCIENT BATTLES is structured in a safe didatic way.

The battles recreate the different army strategies and tactics of that period. But, we also revive the old ways of the dawn of our civilization.

 

HISTORICAL PERIOD

The historical chosen period goes as far as 600 B.C. to 400 B.C., since the rise of the Greeks great city-states and the hegemony of the Persian Empire to the retreat of Xenephon and his ten thousands after the Peloponnesian wars.

ANCIENT BATTLES inspire itself from classical themes to create a strategical and epical sense for its reconstitution

The battle reconstitutions are based on the legacy left by famous authors such as:



 
RULES

Ancient Battles follows strict and precise rules, appealling in that sense the honor and the righteousness of each practitioner. The elevation of our moral and physical virtues defines truly our brethren's core.

The rules define two distinct armies with their different corps and ranks, as well as all the logistic following them. Our objective remains to be as authentical and realistic as possible.

 

TO FIGHT WITH US

 

- Interview with the organization.

- To sign an agreement term.

And a small fee participation.

RIO DE JANEIRO / BRAZIL

LAGOA Rodrigo De Freitas (Corte do Cantagalo)

every SATURDAY 2:30 pm.

 

 

We are the craftsmen of your shield, your weapons and your armour!