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Hellenic Armors - Katsikis Dimitris

Hellenic Armors

Dimitris Katsikis The Artist


Dimitris Katsikis

Dimitris Katsikis was born in Athens. In 2004 he graduated from the Agricultural University of Athens obtaining a degree from the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology. In 2006-2008, having pursued further studies at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, he earned his postgraduate title from the department of Urban Environmental Management. From early on, his passion for antiquity propelled him to an in-depth study of the respective periods of the Greco-Roman timeline, which led to the writing of a series of personal studies on the political, religious and military aspects of that extended historical era.

Dimitris Katsikis

His exploration of the religious iconography of the Military Saints of Eastern Orthodox tradition resulted in the presentation of three reconstructed Byzantine armors of the 11th century in the research center of Dumbarton Oaks Museum and research library (Trustees of Harvard) in the framework of the International Symposium ‘’Military Men in Byzantium, Emperors, Saints, and Soldiers at Arms’’ held in Washington DC (USA, May 2010), inaugurating the first exhibition of this kind in modern times. Subsequently he devoted his time to the research of Classical Greek Antiquity armors achieving the reconstruction with traditional methods of some of the first high-fidelity ancient Greek armors made in the modern era. With a range of international contacts and partnerships he aims at the promotion and recognition of the multi-millennial Greek tradition.