In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, the UC Teece Museum and the Macmillan Brown Library present Ancient Epic and Modern Classic.

James Joyce’s 1922 novel Ulysses was inspired by the ancient Greek epic poem The Odyssey, composed by the poet Homer almost two thousand years prior. At the heart of each of these tales is an extraordinary hero, but there are striking contrasts between the warrior king Odysseus and the everyday hero Leopold Bloom.

Combining rare books and artefacts from the UC Teece Museum, the UC Macmillan Brown Library and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, this mini-exhibition will celebrate the publication of one of the greatest novels of the 20th century, by bringing it into the light alongside one of the greatest poems of the ancient world.

  • Hours: 11am-3pm, Wednesday-Sunday
  • Where: Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, 3 Hereford St, Christchurch