Homeric Voices and Anzac Heroes: Remembering Gallipoli

Presenter: Dr Gary Morrison
  • Date: Sunday, 15 October 2017 to Sunday, 15 October 2017
  • Time: 12:30PM to 01:00PM
  • Location: Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, UC Arts City Location, 3 Hereford Street
  • Ticket: Free


The Teece Museum and UC Classics are taking part in the Arts Centre's 'City of Cycles' event on Sunday 15th October as part of Heritage Week 2017. Our programme for the day includes a series of free public talks in the lovely Recital Room. The second talk for the day is:


12.30pm - Dr Gary Morrison, Homeric Voices and Anzac Heroes: Remembering Gallipoli

At dawn on the 15th of April New Zealand remembers the Gallipoli landings and the heroic endeavours that were undertaken half a world away over a century ago. How and what we remember are the result of a narrative developed over the intervening 100 years. The proximity of Troy to Gallipoli has meant that Classical allusions are a feature of that narrative, heroic endeavours and even war itself are viewed through a Homeric Lens. Dr Gary Morrison explores this association, demonstrating classical allusions that appear in New Zealand’s WWI narrative and suggesting how they influence what we remember.


Banner image: Landing at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli. Smith, A E W :Photographs taken during the Gallipoli campaign in 1915, particularly at Anzac Cove. Ref: PAColl-0063-03. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22696242

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