26 Mar 2017

Kiwi meets Classical

From Standing Room Only, 1:30 pm on 26 March 2017
Actor Michael Hurst as Iolaus in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

Actor Michael Hurst as Iolaus in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Photo: Supplied

Kiwi artists, writers and musicians who feel a connection to the Ancient World are being asked to share their stories for a new website. New Zealand was after all where the long running series of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess were filmed. One of the stars of those series, Michael Hurst, is one of the first to talk about the influence of the classics in his career, as part of Massey University's Classical World New Zealand website.

Greek national Dr Anastasia Bakogianni wants the site to remind us how much influence Ancient Greece and Rome have on the modern world - including 21st century New Zealand. Lynn Freeman spoke to her and and storyteller Derek Gordon who's very strongly influenced by the classics in his work.

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