ANU Classics Museum Catalogue

About ANU Classics Museum Catalogue

The Classics Museum, on the campus of the Australian National University in Canberra, houses a representative collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, ranging across time from about 1500 BC to AD 500. It includes items from well-known centres such as Athens and Rome, along with material from many other parts of the Greco-Roman world. That world once encompassed the whole of the Mediterranean and beyond. Today its cultural impact remains as strong as ever.

Built up over the years from 1962, when it was founded by Professor R. St C. Johnson, this Museum collection, now available to you online, gives students, scholars, and the community of users across the world the opportunity to study the material evidence for life in those ancient societies.

You may wish to explore the highlights of the Museum or to study some of the collections that it embraces: its pottery, sculpture, or glass, for example, or its coins—all of these being artefacts that the ancient Greeks and Romans themselves had once handled and enjoyed. Information about each item is provided so that you can enhance your experience of the collection and your understanding of life in the ancient Mediterranean world...

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