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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.

Displaying both original and replica Greek helmets, original weaponry, armour, and a collection of Attic and South Italian vases depicting scenes of warfare and battle preparation, Heroes and Hoplites is unlike any other exhibition in Australia.

Heroes and Hoplites: Warfare in Ancient Greece

1 Sep 2022 – 31 Dec 2023

Gallery Details

Hellenic Museum
280 William Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
T: (03) 8615 9016
E: info@hellenic.org.au
W: hellenic.org.au

Opening Hours
Open 10am – 4pm daily*
*Closed on public holidays 

Admission Prices
Adult – $12.00 
Concession* – $7.00
Children under 6 and carers FREE
*Concessions include valid national or international student ID, healthcare, senior or pensioner cards.

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.