Spyros Bakas is an Ancient Greek Warfare Specialist, focusing on Greek Bronze Age Weapons and Ancient Greek Archery.
He has lectured extensively around the world on Experimental Archaeology, Ancient Greek Warfare and Traditional Archery (i.e. Daejeon/S.Korea 2010, University of Warsaw/Poland 2010, Viminacium Museum/Serbia 2012, Lejre/Denmark 2012, Yencheon/S.Korea 2017, State Historical Museum of Moscow/Russia 2019). He has written or co-written many studies some of which have been published in the British Archaeology Report (BAR-Archeopress) , the SidestonePress and the Nuova Antologia Militare (NAM).
He has worked as a historical consultant, stunt assistant, cast advisor in numerous International TV productions such as: History Channel “Spartan Vengeance”, Ubisoft “Assasin’s Creed Odyssey Live action Trailer”, BBC2 “Who were the Greeks”, ITV “Joanna Lumpley’s Greek Odyssey” and many more.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Archaeology from the Archaeological Institute of the University of Warsaw specialising in late Mycenaean Armor, and a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from the Kapodistrian University of Athens, specialising in European and International Affairs.
He has participated in extensive archaeological missions conducted by the University of Warsaw, in Palazzolo Acreide (Sicily/Italy) and Sterdyn (Poland). He has been awarded with the International EXARC Twinning Experimental Archaeology Award (2019) for his research on the “Sintashta Bow Project”.
He is a member of the Society for the Promotion of Traditional Archery (SPTA) – UK, a member of the Society of Archer Antiquaries – UK, as well as a member of the EXARC international Organisation of Experimental Archaeology.