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The Unsettled Settler: Herakles the Colonist and the Labours of Marian Maguire

Hawes, Greta


Could we imagine a new set of adventures for that old adventurer, Herakles? What would he have gotten up to, for example, in colonial New Zealand? In Herakles Writes Home, a striking lithograph from Marian Maguire’s The Labours of Herakles, the black-figure hero scribbles away inside his wooden homestead. The distinctive, conical peak of Taranaki seen through a window locates the scene on the western cape of New Zealand’s North Island. Above his head, Maori carvings—pressed into new service...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Arion - Journal of Humanities and the Classics
DOI: .2307/arion.23.2.0011
Access Rights: Open Access


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