The 2018 Festival of Homer took over 100 Humanities 21 members and guests on an adventure of Ancient Greece. Through Mycenaean palaces and into battle with Achilles, from Friday 15 – Sunday 17 June attendees were entertained and educated in equal measure, with a range of events. It certainly was a weekend of epic proportions!

If you missed the Festival of Homer, you can watch the video of our debate on Achilles from Saturday 16 June. Dr Chris Gribbin and Dr Annabel Orchard took on Professor Chris Mackie and Dr Steven Curry in a debate on the topic: ‘Was Achilles a Hero or just a Very Naughty Boy?’

The Hero team (Chris G and Annabel) won – watch the video to find out how! Link here: ACHILLES DEBATE.

 

 

FULL PROGRAM

Friday 15 June @ The Kelvin Club

6-8pm Opening night cocktail party

More information and tickets HERE.

 

Saturday 16 June @ Hellenic Museum

10.30-11.30am At home with Homer’s heroes: Mycenaean palaces

More information and tickets HERE.

 

11.30am-12.30pm Translating the Odyssey: a new perspective

More information and tickets HERE.

 

12.30-1.30pm Pavilion lunch

More information and tickets HERE.

 

1.30-3pm Debate: was Achilles a Hero or just a Very Naughty Boy?

More information and tickets HERE.

 

Sunday 17 June @ Hellenic Museum

10.30-11.30am Is Ithaka Ithaka?

More information and tickets HERE.

 

11.45am-12.15pm Free tour: Hellenic Museum current exhibitions

More information and tickets HERE.

 

12.30-3.30pm Greek Sunday lunch

More information and tickets HERE.

 

TICKETS 

A Festival Pass grants you access to all events at the Festival of Homer, excluding lunches, which can be purchased separately through the links below. Festival passes cost $100 full price, $90 concession, and $80 H21 members.

Buy your festival pass HERE.

Individual event tickets can also be purchased for $40 full price, $35 concession, and $30 H21 members. See below for links to individual event tickets.

 

A NOTE FOR HUMANITIES 21 MEMBERS

All Humanities 21 members and holders are invited to attend our opening night cocktail party free of charge. We do request, however, that you book a free ticket through THIS LINK – this will assist us with estimating our catering needs.

If you are unsure whether or not your Humanities 21 membership is current, contact our General Manager Maeve on [email protected] or 0417 464 001. To become a Humanities 21 member, see become a member.