Catullus in New Zealand

Presenter: Professor Stephen Harrison
  • Date: Friday, 21 February 2020 to Friday, 21 February 2020
  • Time: 06:00PM to 07:00PM
  • Location: Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, UC Arts city location, 3 Hereford Street
  • Ticket: Free

The translation and imitation of Latin poets has been a consistent feature of modern New Zealand poetry in English. Visiting scholar Professor Stephen Harrison (Oxford) will explore the influence of Latin poet Catullus on the work of New Zealand poets James K. Baxter and C.K. Stead.

Stephen Harrison is Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and Professor of Latin Literature in the University of Oxford. He is an author and editor of many books on Latin literature and its reception.

FREE entry, but seats are limited so PLEASE register to attend. 

WHEN: Friday 21 February 2020, 6pm
WHERE: Teece Museum, UC Arts city location, 3 Hereford St
Museum doors will be open from 5.30pm

This is the first in our series of free short-format public talks for 2020. For more information on our 2020 events, sign up to the Museum newsletter online at


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