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.
Iron cuirass on loan from the collection of Peter and Mary Mitrakas
Replica helmet of the Corinthian type
Chalcidian helmet on loan from the collection of Peter and Mary Mitrakas
The exhibition provides a snapshot of warfare in ancient Greece. Displaying both original and
replica Greek helmets, weaponry and a collection of Attic and South Italian vases depicting scenes of warfare and battle preparation, this exhibition is unlike any other in Australia.
This exhibition was made possible with the generous support of: