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Greece in the Age of Revolution: To Liberty and Beyond – Guided Tour

Revolutions are designed to change the political status quo, birth new identities for ‘the people’, and even change the outlines of nations on maps. If each revolution is a unique mix of social, political and geographical forces, then what makes the Greek Revolution (also known as the Greek War of Independence) unique, while simultaneously  part of the longstanding human struggle for freedom?

Join us on this tour of The Spirit of Byron exhibition to explore the course of the Greek revolution - from the first stirrings of revolt in 1821, to the signing of the Treaty of Adrianople in 1829, acknowledging Greece’s independence. Explore the motivations that drove the Greek revolution (in comparison to other revolutions like the French, Russian and American revolutions), and what happened once the revolution was achieved. How did the Greeks and their allies build the modern Greek nation, and what did it cost them?




50 minutes

25 people

$17pp general
$15pp concession/students
Teachers accompany free

VCE Study Design links

VCE History

Modern History Unit 1 Change and Conflict:

Area of Study 1: Ideology and Conflict

This tour is an excellent introduction to the nature of social, political, economic and cultural change in the later part of the 19th century, including the challenge to empires in the context of the Greek War of Independence.

Revolutions Units 3 and 4:

Area of Study 1: Causes of Revolutions

Area of Study 2: Consequences of Revolution

This tour is an excellent introduction to the nature of revolutions, and  their causes and consequences for students studying the Russian, French and American revolutions. The tour will allow students to compare and contrast the differences and similarities between these revolutions and the Greek revolution, while engaging in broader discussion surrounding the nature of revolution.

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