An Athenian temple in the Antipodes: Ancient Greek cultural values and Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance

Sarah Midford
2019 History Australia  
Te acher 's Manual VELS VCE E d u c a t i o n P r o g r a m R e c o m m e n d e d f o r Y e a r s 7 & 8 U N I T N O T E S E d u c a t i o n P r o g r a m R e c o m m e n d e d f o r Y e a r s 7 & 8 U N I T N O T E S Outline Many public buildings: government offices, churches, exhibition halls, art galleries and museums have borrowed architectural styles and features from previous periods in history. As a result of the pre and post visit activities, students come to understand that the building
more » ... s based on surviving knowledge of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, in what is now Turkey. They also discover that the artwork and artefacts associated with the building include elements from ancient societies, Christianity and the medieval period. The key symbols of remembrance, the Stone of Remembrance and Ray of Light in the Sanctuary and the Eternal Flame at the World War II Memorial, like many of the values and personal qualities recognised within the building, are cross-cultural and have been recognised by societies throughout the ages. Some of those values, such as freedom, have a different meaning today to that used in ancient Greece and other ancient societies.
doi:10.1080/14490854.2019.1636671 fatcat:uo463rnoxreizarn7ku4fgcave