To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the incorporation of Ioannina town in the Greek state, this exhibition is a first attempt to outline King Pyrrhus’ manifold personality (319 – 272 BC).
The exhibition aims to trace the march of the Epirote King from the mountains of Epirus to Sicily, Macedonia and Peloponnese, to outline his adventurous life and to shed light on aspects of his time.
Special emphasis is given to the relationship of Pyrrhus and Alexander, not only because there are various analogies with the Epirote King, which have been repeatedly mentioned by the ancient authors, but also because it completes Pyrrhus’ image, represented only in a few copies.
The exhibition runs from October till December 2013, and includes works of art and artifacts from the Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum, the Numismatic Museum of Athens, the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Florina, Argos Orestikon, Arta as well as the Archaeological Museums of Naples, Villa Giulia and Reggio Calabria in Italy.
During the exhibition, educational programmes are organised, addressed to different groups of people (school children, students, adults, disabled persons), as well as lectures and presentations. At the Archaeological Museums of Arta and Igoumenitsa, findings related to Pyrrhus and his time are marked so as to show the connection with the exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Ioannina, and to lay stress on the fact that this exhibition exceeds the local limits of the Epirus Region.
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