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Heroes and Hoplites: Warfare in Ancient Greece explores the changing nature of war in Greece throughout  the ancient period.

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:

THE HELLENIC MUSEUM

 

280 William Street, Melbourne 

Victoria, 3000

 

(03) 8615 9016

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