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‘Athens to Aotearoa’ edited by Diana Burton, Simon Perris and Jeff Tatum

2017 book

Image Size: 210x140mm
Overall Size: 362 pages

Athens to Aotearoa: Greece and Rome in New Zealand Literature and Society

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. 

Editors: Diana Burton, Simon Perris and Jeff Tatum
Contributors: Witi Ihimaera, Karen Healey, Anna Jackson, Marian Maguire, Greta Hawes, Tom Stevenson, Simon Perris, Geoff Miles, Sharon Matthews, Maxine Lewis, John Davidson, Peter Whitford, Matthew Trundle, Arlene Holmes-Henderson.
In Marian Maguire's chapter, A Fabricated History of Greco-New Zealand Interaction, she talks about myth and history using selected images from her New Zealand historical prints as prompts. Greta Hawes also writes about Maguire's work in her chapter: Discussion with Mountains in Marian Maguire's 'A Taranaki Dialogue'.

Published by Victoria University Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781776561766

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