Antiquity – ancient Greece, Rome and gladiators

Are you interested in antiquity and ancient times? The first great civilizations originated and developed in this period the in the Middle East, Mediterranean, South and East Asia. If you are a history fan, you will be interested in many products in our shop. Among others ancient shoes, armour, costumes, weapons.

Ancient times lasted from the end of prehistoric times (approx. 4th millennium BC) to the fall of the Roman Empire. The first great civilizations emerged and system of writing spread, especially in Mesopotamia, the Iranian Highlands, Syria, the Asia Minor and Egypt. The term antiquity describes the Greco-Roman period of ancient times. The origins of Greek civilization and the first written records of Homer's poetry are taken for the beginning of antiquity.

The period of ancient Greece began around the year 800 BC and ended  the with the boom of Christianity. A great development of the educational system, politics, philosophy, science, art and language occurred in this period. Sparta was the most powerful state of Greece. Spartan foot soldiers were called hoplites. They were armed with spears and swords called Xiphos. They also wore bronze armour and defend cavalrymen and archers in battles.

Period of civilization of ancient Rome began around the 8th century BC and lasted until 6th century A.D. The Kingdom was replaced by the Republic and Empire over time there. Various nations resided in the Roman territory. Numerous different languages, religions and cultures were spread by these nations. The empire boomed under the reign of the Emperor Trajan who ruled over most of the countries of the then world.

Gladiators were roman slaves or war prisoners. They fought in large arenas for the amusement of the audience – people of higher ranks. They used short sword gladius in combats. Gladiators could be both men and women. Women were called Amazons.

You will find ancient shoes, ancient costumes and ancient weapons such as "pugio", falcata or spatha in our inline store. Our offer also includes ancient leather and forged products. You may also be pleased by Chess pieces "Egyptian Gods".

Advisory Service: Questions and Answers

What is the difference between industrially rolled and hand-forged blades?

In the case of hand-forged blades, our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it by hand on the anvil or under the drop hammer. The steel gets more solid (denser) by forging. In the case of industrially rolled spring steel blades, the sheets of steel plate is cut to strips under drop snips, then ground or milled and immediately forged into the annealing furnace and oil-quenched. The properties of both kinds of steels are not very different, since industrial rolling is already very good! On forged blades are usually blacksmith marks, which give them an authentic and unique look.

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