Actors, Athletes and Academics:
Life in Ancient Greece

the school of Athens

The School of Athens, 1509-10, Raphael (1483-1520). Apostolic Palace, Vatican, Rome, Italy

This exhibition showcases material from Greece and South Italy. The visitor will gain an understanding of the daily experience of living in ancient Greece through the writings of ancient Greek playwrights, historians, philosophers and poets and through the pottery and other items produced and used by the Greeks. Themes of theatre, religion, wine drinking, education, childhood, marriage, war and athletics are explored.