HEROES AND HOPLITES
WARFARE IN ANCIENT GREECE
War was a constant reality in ancient Greece. The heroic stories of the Iliad and Odyssey were in many cases considered by the ancient Greeks as records of their cultural origins - with some claiming direct descent from the heroes. Warfare in the ancient world was intrinsically linked to politics, economics, religion, technological development, and much more. To look at warfare is to look at the evolution of ancient Greek culture.
Heroes and Hoplites traces the evolution of warfare in ancient Greece. Displaying both original and replica Greek helmets, weaponry, armour, and a collection of Attic and South Italian vases depicting scenes of warfare and battle preparation, this exhibition is unlike any other in Australia.
Heroes and Hoplites is a long-term exhibition at the Hellenic Museum.