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Athens to Aotearoa : Greece and Rome in New Zealand literature and society / edited by Diana Burton, Simon Perris and Jeff Tatum ; with assistance from Tim Smith.

Contributor(s): Burton, Diana [editor.] | Perris, Simon, 1979- [editor.] | Tatum, W. Jeffrey [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Victoria University Press, 2017Description: 361 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776561766; 1776561767.Subject(s): New Zealand literature -- Classical influences | Classical literature -- Appreciation -- New Zealand | Civilization, Classical, in literatureDDC classification: NZ820.935838
Contents:
What if Cyclops was alive and well and living in a cave in Invercargill? / Witi Ihimaera -- Girls going underground: navigating mythologies in Aotearoa's literary landscape / Karen Healey -- 'I, Clodia': I had a dream I was a ghost / Anna Jackson -- A fabricated history of Greco-New Zealand interaction / Marian Maguire -- Discussions with mountains in Marian Maguire's 'A Taranaki dialogue' / Greta Hawes -- Julius Caesar in 'Xena: Warrior Princess' / Tom Stevenson -- Orpheus, Māui and the underworld in New Zealand literature / Simon Perris -- The darkly recurrent and improbable dream: James K. Baxter and the Venus/Anchises story / Geoff Miles -- Dionysus, Chris and the publican: Ambiguous gods in 'The day that Flanagan died' / Sharon Matthews -- C. K. Stead writes Catullus: Persona, intention, intratext and allusion / Maxine Lewis -- Horace, Catullus, Virgil, Lucretius and Mason / John Davidson -- Anna Seward's 'Elegy on Captain Cook' / Peter Whiteford -- The reception of the Classical tradition in New Zealand war reporting and memory in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Matthew Trundle -- Classical subjects in schools: A comparative study of New Zealand and the United Kingdom / Arlene Holmes-Henderson.
Summary: What do ancient Greece and Rome have to do with New Zealand? More than you might think. Athens to Aotearoa collects essays from some of New Zealand's most important artistic voices reflecting on their engagement with Greece and Rome, and shows literary and cultural critics taking aim at New Zealand's ongoing, sometimes fraught, and always complicated take on its classical heritage"--Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

What do ancient Greece and Rome have to do with New Zealand? More than you might think. Athens to Aotearoa collects essays from some of New Zealand's most important artistic and critical voices reflecting on their engagement with Greece and Rome and taking aim at New Zealand's ongoing, sometimes fraught, and always complicated take on its classical heritage. Athens to Aotearoa is an illuminating and provocative collection for any reader interested in the various relationships between classics, art, literature and New Zealand identity. Diana Burton, Simon Perris and Jeff Tatum are members of the Classics programme at Victoria University of Wellington. Diana works on Greek religion and material culture. Her recent publications have examined the iconography of Zeus at Olympia and the nature and cults of Hades throughout the ancient Greek world, the subject of a monograph she is currently writing. Simon works on Greek tragedy and the classical tradition; he recently published The Gentle, Jealous God: Reading Euripides' Bacchae in English (2016) and is currently writing a book on classical themes in Maori literature. Jeff concentrates on Roman history, Latin literature and Greek literature during the Roman Empire. His books include The Patrician Tribune: Publius Clodius Pulcher (1999), Always I am Caesar (2008), A Caesar Reader (2012) and Plutarch: The Rise of Rome (2013). He is writing a biography of Mark Antony.

Includes bibliographical references.

What if Cyclops was alive and well and living in a cave in Invercargill? / Witi Ihimaera -- Girls going underground: navigating mythologies in Aotearoa's literary landscape / Karen Healey -- 'I, Clodia': I had a dream I was a ghost / Anna Jackson -- A fabricated history of Greco-New Zealand interaction / Marian Maguire -- Discussions with mountains in Marian Maguire's 'A Taranaki dialogue' / Greta Hawes -- Julius Caesar in 'Xena: Warrior Princess' / Tom Stevenson -- Orpheus, Māui and the underworld in New Zealand literature / Simon Perris -- The darkly recurrent and improbable dream: James K. Baxter and the Venus/Anchises story / Geoff Miles -- Dionysus, Chris and the publican: Ambiguous gods in 'The day that Flanagan died' / Sharon Matthews -- C. K. Stead writes Catullus: Persona, intention, intratext and allusion / Maxine Lewis -- Horace, Catullus, Virgil, Lucretius and Mason / John Davidson -- Anna Seward's 'Elegy on Captain Cook' / Peter Whiteford -- The reception of the Classical tradition in New Zealand war reporting and memory in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Matthew Trundle -- Classical subjects in schools: A comparative study of New Zealand and the United Kingdom / Arlene Holmes-Henderson.

What do ancient Greece and Rome have to do with New Zealand? More than you might think. Athens to Aotearoa collects essays from some of New Zealand's most important artistic voices reflecting on their engagement with Greece and Rome, and shows literary and cultural critics taking aim at New Zealand's ongoing, sometimes fraught, and always complicated take on its classical heritage"--Back cover.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. 7)
  • Introduction: Classics in New Zealand, from Athens to Aotearoa (p. 9)
  • Writers and Artists
  • 1 What if Cyclops Was Alive and Well and Living in a Cave in Invercargill? (p. 51)
  • 2 Girls Going Underground: Navigating Mythologies in Aotearoa's Literary Landscape (p. 76)
  • 3 'I, Clodia': I Had a Dream I Was a Ghost (p. 94)
  • 4 A Fabricated History of Greco-New Zealand Interaction (p. 112)
  • Visual Arts
  • 5 Discussions with Mountains in Marian Maguire's: A Taranaki Dialogue (p. 131)
  • 6 Julius Caesar in Xena: Warrior Princess (p. 154)
  • Myths
  • 7 Orpheus, Maui and the Underworld in New Zealand Literature (p. 173)
  • 8 'The Darkly Recurrent and Improbable Dream': James K. Baxter and the Venus/Anchises Story (p. 198)
  • 9 Dionysus, Christ and the Publican: Ambiguous Gods in The Day That Flanagan Died (p. 218)
  • Poets
  • 10 C. K. Stead Writes Catullus: Persona, Intention, Intratext and Allusion (p. 245)
  • 11 Horace, Catullus, Virgil, Lucretius and Mason (p. 267)
  • 12 Anna Seward's Elegy on Captain Cook (p. 288)
  • History and Society
  • 13 The Reception of the Classical Tradition in New Zealand War Reporting and Memory in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (p. 313)
  • 14 Classical Subjects in Schools: A Comparative Study of New Zealand and the Linked Kingdom (p. 326)
  • Contributors (p. 347)
  • Index (p. 351)