Story: Classical and foreign-language studies

Hōtere sketch for Baxter's The temptations of Oedipus (1st of 3)

Hōtere sketch for Baxter's The temptations of Oedipus

James K. Baxter extensively referenced classical mythology in his poetry and wrote two plays set in ancient Greece, The temptations of Oedipus  and The sore-footed man. Artist Ralph Hōtere did a series of watercolour set designs for The temptations of Oedipus. This one includes a list of characters: Oedipus, Antigone, 1st citizen, 2nd citizen, 1st woman, 2nd woman, Theseus, Captain, Ismene and Polyneices. 

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: Acc#: A853
Ink and wash drawing by Ralph Hotere

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Classical and foreign-language studies - Classics scholars and classics in literature', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 February 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 22 Oct 2014