Classical Period

A tagma of Imperial Guards formed in the Classical Period to replace an elite tagma destroyed by the Melankreuthes in the Civil War. Armed with rhompheiai, the Arētē has had some influence in bringing back the makhetes in an age of hoplite armies.

Decadent Period

Uniform & equipment

The uniform of the Arêté is dark green with a white cuirass. A tiger’s face in black and saffron is usually painted on the breast of the cuirass. The members of the Arētē do not carry shields.

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