A hoplomachus fought with a lance, a long dagger and a small shield like this one. Encircled by laurel wreaths for victory, the medallion in the centre bears the head of the legendary Gorgon, Medusa, whose look is said to have turned men into stone.
Aside from the daily bathing ritual, the spectacles of the amphitheatre were the most popular form of entertainment in Pompeii…
The exhibition will run until October 2015 so hopefully that will be ample time for you to see it.
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Ada, I am afraid this exhibition will not be in Melbourne and more than likely not returning. It has already showcased at Melbourne Museum and is currentl...