Stele containing decrees from two different years, in which the Athenians honour and grant privileges to their ally Samos, recognizing the Samians’ loyalty and devotion at the end of the Peloponnesian War, when other allies had defected. In the relief, the patron goddesses of the two cities, Athena and Hera, shake hands as a sign of agreement. 405/404, 403/402 BC (Acr. 1333).

Foreign policy and the sanctuary

Saturday, 18 April, 2015

How can the relations between ancient Athens and other regions of Greece and the ancient world be detected and interpreted? What circumstances gave birth to them and by whom were they resolved? How and why is foreign policy reflected in a sanctuary? The presentation will be enhanced by the use of magnifying lenses and written sources on digital tablets.

The gallery talk 'Foreign policy and the sanctuary' is part of the program Alternating Gallery Talks of the Acropolis Museum.

Useful Information

Greek: Saturday 18 April 2015, at 1 a.m.
English: Saturday talks can also be given in English, upon email request (learningattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr)
Duration: 50 minutes
Participation is limited to 30 visitors per session.
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required.
Coupons are available everyday on a first-in first-served basis. For further details, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance.
Meeting point: Information Desk