LATE: Athena and Ares - War and Violence
An interesting lens to start from for ‘War and Violence’ is those powerful figures of Greek mythology – Athena and Ares. Often lumped together they were quite different – one known for her heroic endeavour, and the other known for his love of war.
If Ares were to travel to the modern world, who would be his equal? To be sure, Ares’ deep love of War would have been more than satiated by the modern ways, and most certainly mechanized slaughter from the mid-20th century and beyond. It seems that for Athena, a virgin, and for Ares, it was certainly a case of making war, not love. Never have two Greek Gods been as applicable to modern life as these two.
Wallace Chapman moderated the panel, which included: Filmmaker Gaylene Preston, author Nicky Hager, RSA Chief Executive Dr Stephen Clarke, and Professor Kevin Clements, Foundation Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago.
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The Late 2013 Broadsheet
Featuring essays from Noelle McCarthy, Russell Brown and Wallace Chapman plus photos by Robin Morrison.
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- Join us in our Event Centre with moderators, Wallace Chapman, Noelle McCarthy and Russell Brown alongside some of New Zealand's top thinkers as they discuss the basic premise that if an ancient God dropped into the Domain on a Thursday night over the next seven months — just what would they make of the realm they once ruled?
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Moderator Wallace Chapman explored the world of war with filmmaker Gaylene Preston, author Nicky Hager and others.Read more