Last month, the
The theme for the collection is the concept of heroes, which to the ancient Greeks, was a very different idea from the way we view it today. Ancient
The exhibit has three sections, the first of which is titled “Heroes in Myth”. This part of the exhibit focuses on four figures, Herakles, Achilles, Odysseus, and Helen, and the masterpieces that their legendary deeds inspired. The second section, “Heroes in Cult”, focuses on the metaphorical immortality of ancient Greek heroes: even after their death, they were venerated for being figures who greatly contributed to Greek society and civilization. In ancient times, shrines were erected to honor these heroes, and it was at these shrines that they were worshipped by many followers. The third section of the exhibit, “Heroes as Role Models”, investigates the influence of heroes on the common people of ancient
The exhibit runs until January 3, 2011, and admission is free.
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