07 May 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Please be advised that this program will be held at the Hellenic Museum.
Ticket sales via Melbourne Museum website.
Many adventures awaited the heroes and heroines of ancient Greek myth, and the narratives of their journeys often mirror each other – from the call to adventure to hazardous returns home from war and enforced migration. Inevitably, they met with challenges along the way, from the hazards of sea-faring, to encounters with exotic foreigners and deadly monsters.
Host Gillian Shepherd traces these extraordinary journeys with experts K.O. Chong-Gossard, Claudia Sagona and Heather Sebo.
This lecture is one in a four-part series led by Dr Gillian Shepherd, Senior Lecturer of Classics and Ancient History at La Trobe University. Experts and academics discuss the history and stories of figures of the ancient Greek world, trade connections, mythology and the underworld, and how these ideas continue to affect our lives today.
Presented in collaboration with the Hellenic Museum, La Trobe University and Museums Victoria, as part of the Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections exhibition program.