Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold

By Liv Albert

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 Oct 4, 2022
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The most entertaining and enraging stories from mythology told casually, contemporarily, and (let's be honest) sarcastically. Greek and Roman gods did some pretty weird (and awful) things. Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the wild things the gods did, and the all around incredible minds of the ancient world. Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversations with authors and scholars or readings of ancient epics every Friday.


Episode Date
BONUS: Xerxes, Hairless Like a Sphinx Cat: Tearing Apart the 300 Film w/ Ben of CSMFHT
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Liv speaks with Ben of Classical Studies Memes for Hellenistic Teens to break down the movie 300... And there's no holding back because this movie is a mess of so many issues. Follow Ben on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Feb 04, 2023
Conversations: A Long and Storied History of Sparta, Modern Misuse & Misconception w/ Stephen Hodkinson
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Liv speaks with Stephen Hodkinson, expert in all things Sparta. They discuss Sparta throughout history including its use in politics from the founding of the USA to Nazi Germany to modern day misuses of Spartan culture and history. Read more about Sparta and the Capitol insurrection (and so much more Sparta content!) here. Read the book, Classical Controversies, for free here. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Feb 03, 2023
They Really Just Loved to Sing & Dance, Ancient Sparta & The Spartan Mirage (Part Four)
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We're talking more of Sparta's history and culture including a (very brief!!) overview of the Persian and Peloponnesian wars and just a taste of Sparta during the Roman period, Lacedaimonia Land. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Thucydides translation by X; Spartan Cultural Memory in the Roman Period by Nigel M. Kennell from A Companion to Sparta, Edited by Anton Powell; Pre-Classical Sparta as Song Culture by Claude Calame; Reconstructing History from Secrecy, Lies and Myth by Anton Powell; Spartan Religion Michael A. Flower; Spartan Cultural Memory in the Roman Period by Nigel M. Kennell. Find some fascinating Bad Ancient articles on Sparta here.

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Jan 31, 2023
Conversations: Not the Fun Kind of Myths, De-Mystifying Spartan Tradition w/ Owen Rees
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Liv speaks with Owen Rees, a professor and founder of Bad Ancient, about ancient Sparta, that Mirage, and how Sparta is viewed today by some of the most dangerous groups around. Follow Owen and Bad Ancient on Twitter and find some fascinating Bad Ancient articles on Sparta here.

Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jan 27, 2023
Mythology vs. Myth Making, From the Heracleidae to Thermopylae, Ancient Sparta & The Spartan Mirage (Part Three)
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That's right it's time for actually, run of the mill mythology! Okay, it's Spartan so actually it's still pretty weird, and confusing... Because you know, Greek mythology. We're talking Children of Heracles and all the famous Spartans of the Homeric world. Plus, the myth-making that gave us 300. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Herakles by Emma Stafford; Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion; Theoi.com; Herodotus’ Histories, Godley translation found on Perseus; Bad Ancient entry on the 300 at Thermopylae; A Companion to Sparta, edited by Anton Howell.

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Jan 24, 2023
Conversations: The Classic Blunder! 'Never get involved in a land war [with Sparta], Spartan Military w/ Roel Konijnendijk
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Liv speak with Roel Konijnendijk who teaches at Oxford and specializes in ancient Greek warfare. Roel covers Spartan warfare, what made them different, and not so different from the rest of the ancient Greek city-states. Follow Roel on Twitter and check out the Ask Historians for more. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jan 20, 2023
Very Extravagant Rich People, Ancient Sparta & The Spartan Mirage (Part Two)
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We're talking all things Spartan culture: all the things made them Spartan, set them apart from the rest of the Greek world. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Constitution of the Lacedaimonians by Xenophon, translated by Xenophon E. C. Marchant and G. W. Bowersock; Spartan Women by Sarah B. Pomeroy; The Public School of Sparta by T. Rutherford Harley; Spartan Education in the Classical Period by Nicolas Richer. Bad Ancient articles of interest: Spartan infanticide myth, Molon Labe, the 300 at Thermopylae.

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Jan 17, 2023
Conversations: Pausanias in the Peloponnese, Spartan Myth & Culture w/ Dr. Maria Pretzler
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Liv is joined by Maria Pretzler, a professor of Classics who specializes in mythology and the writings of Pausanias. They talk about the culture of the Peloponnese, what we learn from the late travel writer Pausanias, the mythology of ancient Sparta. Follow Maria on Twitter and read more here. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jan 13, 2023
Why Is Sparta So Weird? Ancient Sparta & The Spartan Mirage (Part One)
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In this introduction to the new series on ancient Sparta and the Spartan Mirage, Liv gives a rundown on the history of Archaic and Classical Sparta, truths and misconceptions. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The History of Herodotus, translated by G. C. Macaulay as found on Project Gutenberg; “Sparta: Reconstructing History from Secrecy, Lies and Myth.” by Anton Powell from A Companion to Sparta; Pausanias’ Description of Greece translated by WHS Jones; Plutarch’s Life of Lykourgos, translated by Bernadotte Perrin; upcoming conversation episodes also contributed to sourcing. Check out BadAncient.com for misconceptions on the ancient world.

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Jan 10, 2023
New Year Q&A Special!
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It's that time again! I answer listener questions to mark the start of a new year and to give me an excuse not to research and write a script. We all win! Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jan 06, 2023
RE-AIR: Movin’ On Up, Ariadne & the Adventures of Her God of Wine, Dionysus (There Are Pirates!)
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There's never a bad time to revisit Ariadne's Better Boyfriend, Dionysus, not to mention his encounter with pirates! Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jan 03, 2023
COMING JANUARY 10! Spartan Myth-making & Mirage
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A special series of episodes is coming January 10th wherever you get your podcasts... Four weeks of Spartan myth, history, culture, and more, accompanied by conversations with some of the top experts in ancient Sparta and ancient military practices, along with the more troubling modern notions of Sparta... Listen wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Jan 02, 2023
RE-AIR: Medusa, Colonialism, Re-Imagining Goddesses and Monsters with Nikita Gill
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Revisiting the incredible conversation between Liv and author and poet Nikita Gill about reimagining women of myth, Medusa, and colonialism. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Dec 30, 2022
RE-AIR: The Trickster God Hermes, the Original Baby Genius; A Reading of the Homeric Hymn to Hermes
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Revisiting one of Greek mythology's most hilarious and wild story, the exploits of Baby Hermes. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Dec 27, 2022
RE-AIR: Seduction or Strategy? The Very Real Cleopatra VII with The Partial Historians
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A re-airing of the conversation Liv had with the Partial Historians! Dr. Rad and Dr. G give Liv a history of the last pharaoh of Egypt, the Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra VII. Listen to the Partial Historians wherever you get your podcasts. PRE-ORDER THE PARTIAL HISTORIANS' NEW BOOK ON THE SEVEN KINGS OF ROME NOW! Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Dec 23, 2022
Holiday Special: Battle of the Bastards, Who's The Worst? Theseus vs. Jason
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It's that time of year when I can't fathom writing another heavily researched script so here's me breaking down Theseus vs. Jason, mostly from memory. Who is the worst? Will the results be 50/50?? Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: See past episodes on Theseus and Jason for further sources; Theoi.com; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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Dec 20, 2022
COMING SOON! Spartan Myth-making & Mirage
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A special series of episodes is coming in January... Four weeks of Spartan myth, history, culture, and more, accompanied by conversations with some of the top experts in ancient Sparta and ancient military practices, along with the more troubling modern notions of Sparta... Listen wherever you listen to podcasts.

Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.



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Dec 19, 2022
Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book IV (Part 2)
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Liv reads part 2 of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book IV, translated by Brookes More. More of the cursed house of Thebes, Cadmus and Harmonia, and even... Perseus' hunt for Medusa and his rescue of Andromeda. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Dec 16, 2022
That Paris Guy is Worse Than You Think! Paris’ First Wife, Oenone
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Turns out that famous prince of Troy, Paris, had a wife before Helen... This is the story of the nymph Oenone. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com entry on Oenone; Ovid's Heroides, translated by Grant Showerman and found on Theoi.com.

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Dec 13, 2022
Conversations: The Forgotten Polis of Ancient Greece, History & Mythology of Thebes w/ Michael Furman
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Liv is joined by Michael Furman, a professor of ancient Thebes and Boeotia and they talk all things wonderful and Theban, even touching upon pseudoarchaeological claims about the ancient city... Follow Michael on Twitter.

Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Dec 09, 2022
Thebes, the City of Tragedy, Sophocles’ Antigone Part 4
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Continuing with Sophocles' Antigone... There's nothing but tragedy in the city of Thebes. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Sophocles' Antigone: quotes from the translation by Diane Rayor; translations by Frank Nisetich from The Greek Plays, new translations edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, Elizabeth Wyckoff and Robert Fagles may have also been referred to; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com. If you're curious about the article about Antigone and feminism mentioned, find it here.

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Dec 06, 2022
Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book IV (Part 1)
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Liv reads part 1 of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book IV, translated by Brookes More. The daughters of Minyas tell stories, including that of Pyramus and Thisbe. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Dec 02, 2022
Everything is Eclipsed By the Shape of Destiny, Sophocles’ Antigone (Part 3)
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In part three of Sophocles' Antigone, Kreon speaks with his son who was set to marry Antigone, and Antigone is finally sentenced to her death. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Sophocles' Antigone: quotes from the translation by Diane Rayor; translations by Frank Nisetich from The Greek Plays, new translations edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, Elizabeth Wyckoff and Robert Fagles may have also been referred to; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com.

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Nov 29, 2022
Conversations: Loving the God of Love, The Making of QCODE’s Cupid w/ Creator Katy Cavanagh Jupe
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Liv speaks with the creator of QCODE's Cupid podcast, Katy Cavanagh Jupe! They talk about all things Cupid, from its origins in Greek myth to the details of the show itself. Plus, just, loads of nerding out about Greek gods.

Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Nov 25, 2022
BONUS: Gorgon’s Glare Greek Myth is Fun and Fascinating! (QCODE’s CUPID Aftershow Finale)
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We're back with more bonus mythological content based on QCODE's new podcast CUPID! This time, the finale... What's the deal with Greek myth, anyway? Listen to Cupid wherever you get your podcasts. Find more LTAMB episodes devoted to these characters and stories in this Spotify playlist, and even more playlists here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!



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Nov 23, 2022
Sometimes Laws Are Meant to Be Broken, Sophocles’ Antigone (Part 2)
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Continuing with Sophocles' Antigone... Antigone is caught burying Polyneices, and both she and Ismene are going to be blamed by Kreon. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Sophocles' Antigone: quotes from the translation by Diane Rayor; translations by Frank Nisetich from The Greek Plays, new translations edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, Elizabeth Wyckoff and Robert Fagles may have also been referred to; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com.

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Nov 22, 2022
Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book III (Part 2)
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Liv reads Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book III, translated by Brookes More. The continuation of Thebes... Echo and Narcissus, Bacchus v. Pentheus, and pirates!

Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Nov 18, 2022
BONUS: Furious Furies and Tartarean, …Well, Tartarus (QCODE’s CUPID Aftershow 5)
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We're back with more bonus mythological content based on QCODE's new podcast CUPID! This time... Furies! Underworld gods! Chthonic everything! Listen to Cupid wherever you get your podcasts. Find more LTAMB episodes devoted to these characters and stories in this Spotify playlist, and even more playlists here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!



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Nov 16, 2022
Everyone’s Favourite Feminist? Sophocles’ Antigone Part 1
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It's finally time for Sophocles' Antigone: the daughters of Oedipus and Jocasta deals with the aftermath of her family's horrifying legacy. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Sophocles' Antigone: quotes from the translation by Diane Rayor; translations by Frank Nisetich from The Greek Plays, new translations edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, Elizabeth Wyckoff and Robert Fagles may have also been referred to; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com.

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Nov 15, 2022
Conversations: Bringing New Life to Everyone’s Favourite Roman, Translating Ovid w/ Stephanie McCarter
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Liv speaks with translator Stephanie McCarter about her new translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses. How she went about translating, favourite sections and characters, and so much more. Find Metamorphoses by Ovid, translated by Stephanie McCarter, wherever you get your books. Follow Stephanie on Twitter or check out her website. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: As this is Ovid's Metamorphoses, there are multiple references to sexual assault.

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Nov 11, 2022
BONUS: The Never Ending Drama of Olympians Amongst Mortals (QCODE’s CUPID Aftershow 4)
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We're back with more bonus mythological content based on QCODE's new podcast CUPID! This time... Gods messing with mortals, something new and different! Listen to Cupid wherever you get your podcasts. Find more LTAMB episodes devoted to these characters and stories in this Spotify playlist, and even more playlists here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!



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Nov 09, 2022
Arachne Weaves Her Tragedy & The Cursed Legacy of Thebes
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First, Liv reads a selection from the new translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses, by Stephanie McCarter, because it's ARACHNE and it's AMAZING. Then, the cursed legacy of Thebes, the stories of Ino and Semele.

Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Stephanie McCarter; Theoi.com; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Selections read from METAMORPHOSES by Ovid and translated by Stephanie McCarter, published by Penguin Classics, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC. The unabridged audio recording narrated by Bahni Turpin is published by Ground Cherry Press, available at Audible, at other major online audiobook retailers, and to borrow at public libraries.



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Nov 08, 2022
Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book III (Part 1)
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Liv reads Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book III, translated by Brookes More. The founding of the Theban dynasty... Things don't go particularly well.

Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Nov 04, 2022
BONUS: Potions & Punctures, Love At the Hands of the Gods (QCODE’s CUPID Aftershow 3)
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We're back with more bonus mythological content based on QCODE's new podcast CUPID! This time... Gods inflicting love on mortals and the brewing of potent potions... Listen to Cupid wherever you get your podcasts. Find more LTAMB episodes devoted to these characters and stories in this Spotify playlist, and even more playlists here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!



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Nov 02, 2022
Halloween Special! Communing With the Ancient Dead, The Underworld w/ Ellie Mackin Roberts
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Happy Halloween! In this Halloween Special Liv talks to past guest Dr. Ellie Mackin Roberts about all things Underworld: Persephone, Hades, and everyone in between. Follow Ellie on Tiktok and Twitter. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Oct 31, 2022
Conversations: The Monstrously Volcanic Breath of the Chimera, Monster Myths w/ Jasmine Elmer
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Liv speaks with fellow Classics podcaster Jasmine Elmer (listen to Legit Classics wherever you're listening to LTAMB!) about all things monstrous, but particularly... Volcanic monsters and myths of Greece and Rome. Follow Jasmine on Twitter. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Oct 28, 2022
BONUS: Cupid Sure Does Love Getting Into Trouble! (QCODE’s CUPID Aftershow 2)
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We're back with more bonus mythological content, looking at the characters and concepts from QCODE's new podcast CUPID! Listen to Cupid wherever you get your podcasts. Find more LTAMB episodes devoted to these characters and stories in this Spotify playlist, and even more playlists here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!



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Oct 26, 2022
Living Amongst the Dead, the Underworld & its Infernal Chthonic Cuties
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It's time for the infernal goddesses of the dead... Chthonic Cuties... the realm of the Underworld itself, and how the real people of ancient Greece worshipped and interacted with that realm while they're still in the land of the living... Learn LOADS more about Persephone and the Underworld by following Ellie Mackin Roberts on TikTok (seriously, she's amazing on there).

Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com entries on Persephone, Melinoe, and Hades; Heroines of Olympus by Ellie Mackin Roberts.

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Oct 25, 2022
Conversations: Dragons! Witches! Werewolves! The Ancient Supernatural w/ Daniel Ogden
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Liv speaks with professor and author Daniel Ogden about all things Spooky! Find his books on werewolves, dragons, and more wherever you get your books!

Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Oct 21, 2022
BONUS: There’s RomCom Featuring Cupid & I Am Here for It! (QCODE’s CUPID Aftershow 1)
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In this special bonus series of episodes, Liv is collaborating with QCODE's new podcast Cupid! Liv will be looking at the mythological background of characters, concepts, and storylines in Cupid. Find Cupid wherever you get your podcasts. Find the Spotify playlist featuring recommended LTAMB episodes here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!



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Oct 19, 2022
She Gives, She Takes Away, the Goddess Hecate & Her World of Witchcraft
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You asked, I delivered: more, more, more Hecate! We look at everything there is to know about Hecate, all powerful goddess of witchcraft, and some real life women accused of witchcraft in ancient Greece.

Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com entries on Hecate and Hesiod's Theogony; Heroines of Olympus; Underworld Gods in Ancient Greek Religion both by Ellie Mackin Roberts; Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds by Daniel Ogden; Magic in the Ancient Greek World by Derek Collins.

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Oct 18, 2022
Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book II (Part 2)
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Liv reads Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Bookes More. In the second half of Book I!, there are just too many stories of transformation to list here!

CW/TW: Much of this work includes stories of gods assaulting women and nymphs, some of these stories can be particularly troubling. Listen with caution.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names 

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Oct 14, 2022
When in Rome! The Very Ovidian Witches, Medea & Circe
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WITCHES! To accompany the conversation with Antonia Aluko, this week Liv dives in to Ovid's versions of the witches Circe and Medea. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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Oct 11, 2022
Conversations: Which Witch Is the Best Witch? Ovid’s Medea & Circe w/ Antonia Aluko
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Happy Spooooky Season! Liv speaks with Antonia Aluko who studies Roman witches and intersectionality, they talk all things Medea and Circe as they're found in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Follow Antonia on Twitter for more on Roman witches.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!



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Oct 07, 2022
Monsters, Magic, & Mayhem... Five Years of Spooky Season
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It's that time again... SPOOKY SEASON! This episode celebrates FIVE YEARS OF SPOOKY! With clips and stories from all of my past Halloween episodes, and there have been a lot of them. Fresh new Spooky Season episodes coming the rest of the month. Listen to all of the past Spooky Season episodes in this Spotify playlist.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources listed in the original episodes.

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Oct 04, 2022
Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book II (Part 1)
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Liv reads Ovid's Metamorphoses (!!!), translated by Bookes More. In the first half of Book II, we hear the story of Phaethon's tragic experience driving the chariot of the sun.

CW/TW: Much of this work includes stories of gods assaulting women and nymphs, some of these stories can be particularly troubling. Listen with caution.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names 

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Sep 30, 2022
For the God of Bloodlust He's Kind of a Softy, Stories of Ares
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It's finally time to look closely at the god of war and gore, Ares, and all the ways he was actually kind of cool. Listen to past episodes on Aphrodite (Apple or Spotify) and Hephaestus (Apple or Spotify) for more on Ares' relationship with the goddess of love. Become a Patron of LTAMB here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; the Homeric Hymn to Ares is translated by Hugh Evelyn White and is in the public domain.

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Sep 27, 2022
Conversations: Becoming One With Gaia, Plant Myths & Sacred Groves w/ Eva Rummery
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Liv is joined by Eva Rummery to talk all things plants in Greek myth and even some archaeology. Plant myths, sacred groves, and even how some plants were grown in the ancient world! Follow Eva on Twitter.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Sep 23, 2022
An Assault On Olympus! The Giant Twin Troublemakers, Otus & Ephialtes
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Ever heard of the time two twin child-giant sons of Poseidon tried to conquer Mount Olympus? Now you have! Become a Patron of the podcast for access to lots of bonus content here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com entries on the Aloadai, Poseidon, and Ares; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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Sep 20, 2022
Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book I (Part 2)
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Liv reads Ovid's Metamorphoses (!!!), translated by Bookes More. In the second half of Book I, we get the stories of Apollo and Daphne, Jupiter (Zeus) and Io, and an introduction to Phaethon.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names 

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Sep 16, 2022
Born From a Cosmic Egg, You Say? More Orphic Tradition Horrors & Oddities
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In this final episode on the Orphic tradition we look at some weird and wild alternate theogonies, the so-called Orphic gold tablets, and the Orphic hymns. Yes, it's a lot.

CW/TW: **this episode includes particularly egregious assault and incest, even for Greek myth** Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources/Further reading: Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com; Orphic Tradition and the Birth of the Gods by Dwayne A. Meisner; The “Orphic” Gold Tablets and Greek Religion, Radcliffe G. Edmonds III; The Orphic Hymns, translated by Apostolos N. Athanassakis and Benjamin M. Wolkow; Nonnus' Dionysiaca, translated by William Henry Denham Rouse. See the last two episodes for even more Orphic sources.

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Sep 13, 2022
Conversations: Life Outside the Wolf Den, Ancient Pompeii & the House With the Golden Door w/ Elodie Harper
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You know what I don't talk enough about? The ruins of Pompeii. Author Elodie Harper joins me to talk ancient Pompeii and writing the lives of enslaved people living in ancient Rome. It's a dark topic, but we have fun (I promise). Find Elodie's two novels, The Wolf Den and The House With the Golden Door wherever you get books. Follow Elodie on Twitter and Instagram.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Sep 09, 2022
Finally We’re Talking About Zagreus, Are You Happy? The Orphic Thrice Born Dionysus
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Zagreus, Zagreus, Zagreus. What a mess of a story. It's gross, it's weird, it's both an afterthought and supremely important. Welcome to the story of thrice born Dionysus, better known as Zagreus.

CW/TW: **this episode includes particularly egregious assault and incest, even for Greek myth** far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Nonnus' Dionysiaca, translated by William Henry Denham Rouse. Further reading: Orphic Tradition and the Birth of the Gods by Dwayne A. Meisner; The “Orphic” Gold Tablets and Greek Religion, Radcliffe G. Edmonds III; The Orphic Hymns, translated by Apostolos N. Athanassakis and Benjamin M. Wolkow. See last week's episode for even more Orphic sources.

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Sep 06, 2022
Conversations: Can You Smell the God In the Air?! Epiphanies in Antiquity w/ Gillian Glass
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Turns out epiphanies are super fascinating and, basically, everywhere. Gillian Glass joins Liv to talk about epiphanic experiences in antiquity, both Greek mythology and in the Torah. Plus, what do the gods smell like, anyway? Follow Gillian on Twitter.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Sep 02, 2022
There’s Life After Death, An Attempt to Understand the Orphic Tradition
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What on Gaia's earth is the Orphic tradition? Liv attempts to break down this mysterious tradition that may or may not have been more of an ancient religion. And it all revolves around that famous Thracian singer, Orpheus.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The Orphic Hymns, translated by Apostolos N. Athanassakis and Benjamin M. Wolkow; Orphic Tradition and the Birth of the Gods by Dwayne A. Meisner; The Orphic Hymns: A New Translation for the Occult Practitioner by Patrick Dunn; Theoi.com; "The Derveni Theogony: Many Questions and Some Answers" by Alberto Bernabé, from Harvard Studies in Classical Philology.

Further reading: The “Orphic” Gold Tablets and Greek Religion by Radcliffe G. Edmonds III; Tearing Apart the Zagreus Myth: A Few Disparaging Remarks on Orphism and Original Sin by Radcliffe G. Edmonds III

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Aug 30, 2022
INTRODUCING: The Ancient History Hound
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Subcribe to Ancient History Hound on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Aug 27, 2022
Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book I (Part 1)
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Liv reads Ovid's Metamorphoses (!!!), translated by Bookes More. The beginning of everything, according to Ovid's very Roman (and Ovidian!) take on Greek mythological tradition.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names 

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Aug 26, 2022
Don’t Look Back! The Mysterious Story of Orpheus & Eurydice
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Orpheus and Eurydice are famous for their doomed love story, but it turns out Orpheus is also famous for, well, inventing an entire religion separate from the traditional ancient Greek mythology and practices?!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, long quotes/songs translated by Brookes More from Theoi.com; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Virgil's Georgics.

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Aug 23, 2022
Conversations: Exploring an Alternate Helen, Behind the Scenes of the Eidolon & Euripides’ Play w/ CW Marshall
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Liv speaks with CW Marshall, who's literally written the book on Euripides' Helen, about the background, context, and behind the scenes of the play as well as Euripides' fragmentary play Andromeda. Follow Toph on Twitter.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Aug 19, 2022
BONUS: The Choral Ode’s of Euripides’ Helen Are Worth Listening To
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Just a quick reading of the first two choral odes from Euripides' Helen, translated by EP Coleridge. They're very good and don't fit in with the full narrative episode.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Aug 17, 2022
CLXXVI: The Ancient Heist You Never Knew You Needed, Euripides’ Helen (Part 4)
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In this very Euripidean finale, Helen and Menelaus execute their escape from Egypt, and Theoclymenus is visited by unexpectedly divine guests...

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The Greek Plays, edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm: Eurpides; Helen, translated by Emily Wilson. Thanks to Ash Strain for researching the play, as always!

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Aug 16, 2022
Conversations: There Should Be More Kissing in Space, Galactic Dionysus & Ariadne w/ Cait Corrain
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Liv speaks with author Cait Corrain about retelling and adapting Greek myths, both in space and on earth. Follow Cait for updates on Crown of Starlight, Dionysus and Ariadne in space, follow on Twitter and Instagram.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Aug 12, 2022
CLXXIV: First He Made Us Feel For Agamemnon, and Now Menelaus is Sexy?! Euripides’ Helen (Part 3)
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Euripides is really here making us all fall for Menelaus and I don't know how to deal with it. Menelaus and Helen are reunited and plan their escape from Egypt.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The Greek Plays edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, Euripides' Helen translated by Emily Wilson. Thanks to Ash Strain for researching the play, as always!

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Aug 09, 2022
RE-AIR: Liv Reads Ovid, the Heroides of Paris & Helen
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A re-airing of Liv's reading of Ovid's Heroides, Paris to Helen and Helen to Paris. Ovid's Heroides are fictional letters between mythological figures... These two are particularly incredible (and in the case of Paris, hilarious). Ovid's Heroides, translated by Grant Showerman.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Aug 05, 2022
CLXXIV: TFW Your Ghost Eidolon Causes the Most Famous War in Ancient History, Euripides’ Helen (Part 2)
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Things aren't looking good for Helen in Egypt, but then Menelaus rolls in and... makes things more difficult.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The Greek Plays edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, Euripides' Helen translated by Emily Wilson. Thanks to Ash Strain for researching the play, as always!

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Aug 02, 2022
Conversations: Getting Trapped in Plato's Web... Timaeus, Atlantis, & Hesiodic Myth w/ Kaitlyn Boulding
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We're going back to Plato and his Timaeus with Kaitlyn Boulding and it's absolutely fascinating. More context on Plato's work, on his story of Atlantis, and even how he connects with and mimics Hesiod. Follow Kaitlyn on Twitter here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jul 29, 2022
CLXXIII: What If Helen Was a Ghost, Though? Euripides’ Helen (Part 1)
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What if Helen of Sparta was never taken by Paris, never brought to Troy at all? Euripides' Helen explores a "ghost theory" of Helen, an eidolon theory. Check out the podcast's curated Spotify playlists or visit the (in progress) categorized stories on mythsbaby.com.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The Greek Plays, new translations edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm: Euripides' Helen translated by Emily Wilson; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz. Thanks to Ash Strain for researching the play, as always!

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Jul 26, 2022
Anniversary Special: Let’s Learn About the Ancient Mediterranean!
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For the fifth anniversary of the podcast, Liv revisits moments from past conversation episodes. They're so fun! We learn so much! KNOWLEDGE!

Find all of Liv's past conversation episodes on mythsbaby.com or in this Spotify playlist! (The playlist is more complete... the website is missing many)

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jul 22, 2022
CLXXII: How Much Mythology Is Too Much?? Five Years of Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!
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On this special FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE (!!!) Liv looks back on some of her favourite moments, episodes, and quotes from the last five years of Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! (Plus she tells you all how thankful she is to have you as listeners.) Listen to the full episodes clipped in this episode on this Spotify playlist!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jul 19, 2022
Liv Reads Ovid: The Heroides of Penelope & Dido
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Liv reads Ovid's Heroides, the letters from Penelope to Ulysses (Odysseus) and Dido to Aeneas, translated by Grant Showerman. Penelope questions where on Gaia's green earth her husband Ulysses has been all this time, and Dido calls Aeneas out for being such an absolute dweeb.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names 

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Jul 15, 2022
CLXXI: Mythology Meets History, Theseus as an Athenian Politician & Generally Awful Guy
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That's right, we're returning to the story of Theseus because there is still more to that oh-so-problematic man! The myths of Theseus are uniquely Athenian, means of tying mythological heroes with Athenian might and the larger mythological history of Homeric tradition. (Begs the question, why did they have stories of him being quite so messy?!)

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Plutarch's Life of Theseus; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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Jul 12, 2022
Conversations: Textual Ghosts, The Intersection of Athenian Autochthony and Disability, w/ Justin Lorenzo Biggi
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Liv speaks with Justin Lorenzo Biggi who studies Athenian citizenship, autochthony, and how both intersect with disability in ancient Athens. It turns out Autochthony isn't just about being born of the snakey-legged early peoples of Athenian mythology...

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jul 08, 2022
Liv Reads Lucian: The True History, Part 3
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Liv reads Lucian's True History, translated by Francis Hickes. In a satirical novel of epic proportions, on the Island of the Blessed Lucian meets (and gossips about) all the most famous men of myth and history. Then, who's in Tartarus anyway?

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jul 05, 2022
RE-AIR: Conversations: Who Really is Hephaestus? Disability in Greek Myth w/ Kyle Lewis Jordan (Part 1)
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A re-airing of Liv's conversation with Kyle Lewis Jordan about the complexities of Hephaestus, both in relation to his impairment and as a god of creation and so much else, in addition to scholarship of disability in the ancient world more broadly. Find part two of the conversation here, and my episode on Hephaestus as a god and his mythology here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jul 01, 2022
Liv Reads Lucian: The True History, Part 2
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Liv reads Lucian's True History, translated by Francis Hickes. In a satirical novel of epic proportions, Lucian and his companions get eaten by a whale, fight a war inside, before they eventually land on the island of the blessed...

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jun 28, 2022
Liv Reads Ovid: The Heroides of Leander & Hero
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Liv reads Ovid's Heroides, letters from Leander to Hero and Hero to Leander, translated by Grant Showerman.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jun 24, 2022
Liv Reads Lucian: The True History, Part 1
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Liv reads Lucian's True History, translated by Francis Hickes. In a satirical novel of epic proportions, Lucian invents a world featuring rivers of wine and trips (and resulting wars!) to the moon and the sun.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jun 21, 2022
Conversations: Just Keep Swimming, Hero, Leander & the World of Ancient Swimming w/ Professor Karen Carr
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Liv speaks with Professor Karen Carr about stories of Hero and Leander, and ancient swimming practices across the world. Stories that speak to how different cultures through history saw the act of swimming and what it meant. Follow Karen Carr on Twitter for more, and pick up a copy of her new book Shifting Currents: A World History of Swimming, available now!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jun 17, 2022
CLXX: Leander Swam Far Beyond the Ancient World, The Stormy Story of Hero & Leander
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The story of Hero and Leander is one of the most widely known myths of ancient Greece, except, we have no ancient Greek text sources. But that just makes it all the more interesting...

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Ovid's Heroides, translated by Harold Isbell and found on Theoi.com; The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Reception; Musaeus' Hero and Leander, translated by Laurence Eusden; Wikipedia (cue shock and horror!) for works of reception, Christopher Marlowe's Hero and Leander.

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Jun 14, 2022
PRIDE SPECIAL: Call Them Queer, Conversations of Queerness, Asexuality, Nonbinary Gods & So Much More
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Selections from past conversation episodes featuring LGBTQIA topics from Greek mythology (and history!). Selected by incredible intern Grace Roby, put together by the magnificent Michaela Smith.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: for sourcing and more, listen to past Pride/LGBTQIA episodes found here.

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Jun 10, 2022
PRIDE SPECIAL: Gay Gods, Transgender Transformations, & Pansexual Poets, LGBTQIA Representation in Ancient Greece
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Selections from past episodes featuring LGBTQIA characters from Greek mythology (and history!). Selected by incredible intern Grace Roby, put together by the magnificent Michaela Smith.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: for sourcing and more, listen to past Pride/LGBTQIA episodes found here.

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Jun 07, 2022
Liv Reads the Batrachomyomachia, the Battle of Frogs & Mice
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Liv dives into ancient parody and satire before reading the Batrachomyomachia, the Battle of Frogs and Mice, translated by Hugh Evelyn White.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: select research by August Guszkowski; The Battle Between the Frogs and Mice, translated by A.E. Stallings; The Homeric Battle of the Frogs and Mice, edited by Joel Christensen and Erik Robinson; full reading translation by Hugh Evelyn-White.

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Jun 03, 2022
CLXIX: There Once Was a Battle of Frogs & Mice, the Satirical Silliness of the Batrachomyomachia
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We all know the famed battle of Achaean and Trojans, but what about the equally epic battle between the Frogs and the Mice?

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: select research by August Guszkowski; The Battle Between the Frogs and Mice, translated by A.E. Stallings; The Homeric Battle of the Frogs and Mice, edited by Joel Christensen and Erik Robinson.

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May 31, 2022
Conversations: There’s Much to Do, and Many Unknowns On the Horizon… Herodotus in Egypt w/ Kate Minniti
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Herodotus was an incredibly influential ancient figure... And he also wrote a lot of bizarre stuff. Liv is joined by Kate Minniti who shares all the weird and wonderful things Herodotus "saw" and "learned" in Egypt. Plus, AC Odyssey talk, obviously. Follow Kate on Twitter and catch her streaming lots of Archaeo-gaming content on the Save Ancient Studies Alliance Twitch account!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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May 27, 2022
CLXVIII: That is One Cursed Necklace! The Deadly Dynasty of Cadmus & Harmonia (Part 2)
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How does a curse like theirs filter down the generations? The fate of the family of Cadmus and Harmonia, and their own...

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Early Greek Myths, by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com entries on: Harmonia, Ares' Wrath (Cadmus), Artemis' Wrath (Actaeon), Pentheus, Semele, and Leucothea.

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May 24, 2022
Liv Reads the Shield of Heracles
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Liv reads the Shield of Heracles, attributed to Hesiod, translated by Hugh Evelyn White. A battle between Heracles and Cycnus, son of Ares, but really just a nice description of a shield made by Hephaestus.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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May 20, 2022
CLXVII: Daughter of Gods Meets Phoenician Hero, the Story of Cadmus & Harmonia (Part 1)
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Revisiting Liv's favourite myth in much more detail... What happens when a hero marries a goddess? The story of Cadmus and Harmonia, the mysterious and yet deeply important couple and the origins of their family's curse.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com, entries on Harmonia, Athena's Favour (Cadmus), and Ares' Wrath (Cadmus); Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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May 17, 2022
Conversations: Hellenistic Kings’ Mythic Callbacks & Cosplaying Heroes, The Hellenistic Period w/ Eduardo García-Molina (Part 2)
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Part two of Liv's conversation with Eduardo García-Molina who studies the Hellenistic Period and the Seleukids specificially, they talk Hellenistic kings and empires, the cultures and people of the east, and so much more (including video games)! Follow Eduardo on Twitter.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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May 13, 2022
Re-Air: The Blood & Madness of Euripides’ Bacchae (Part 1 & 2)
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A re-airing of Liv's 2019 episodes covering Euripides' Bacchae, one of his most gruesome and brilliant plays... Don't anger a god like Dionysus, even if he's your cousin.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Bacchae, translated by Emily Wilson from The Greek Plays new translations edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, Bacchae and Other Plays translated by James Morwood, and Bakkhai translated by Anne Carson.

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May 10, 2022
INTRODUCING: Movies We Dig: The Ancient World On Film
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May 07, 2022
Conversations: The Hellenistic Period & It’s Middle Child Syndrome, w/ Eduardo García-Molina (Part 1)
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Liv speaks with Eduardo García-Molina who studies the Hellenistic Period and the Seleukids specificially, they talk Hellenistic kings and empires, the cultures and people of the east, and so much more (including video games)! Follow Eduardo on Twitter.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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May 06, 2022
CLXVI: Day 42, Still Planning to K*ll Agamemnon, A Conversation with Ariadne & Elektra Author, Jennifer Saint
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Liv speaks with author and past guest, Jennifer Saint, about her new novel ELEKTRA, following the stories of Elektra, Clytemnestra, and Cassandra, and the curse on the house of Atreus... ELEKTRA is out now in North America and the UK, find it wherever you get your books. Follow Jennifer on Instagram and Twitter.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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May 03, 2022
Conversations: Schrodinger’s Alcestis, Theories On the How & Why Behind Euripides’ Alcestis, w/ Dr. Ellie Mackin Roberts
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Liv speaks with past guest Dr. Ellie Mackin Roberts all about Euripides' Alcestis... And Euripides, and tragedy, and tragedy competitions... And so much more. Mostly, what, on earth, is going on?

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Apr 29, 2022
BONUS RE-AIR: She-Wolves of Pompeii, The Lupenar, the Wolf Den with Elodie Harper
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A bonus re-airing of last year's conversation with author Elodie Harper whose book The Wolf Den is now available in North America. The sequel, the House With the Golden Door is now available in the UK and will be out in North America in September! Liv and Elodie talk about the book, the ancient Lupenar/Wolf Den of Pompeii, and the remains of Pompeii itself.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Apr 27, 2022
CLXV: Well, Well, Well, If it Isn’t the Consequences of My Own Actions… (Euripides’ Alcestis Part 3)
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Taking an even stronger turn into the comedy side of tragicomedy, Heracles finds out the truth of the situation in Pherae.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Euripides' Alcestis, found in The Greek Plays, introduction and translation by Rachel Kitzinger.

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Apr 26, 2022
Liv Reads the (Remaining) Homeric Hymns
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Liv reads the remaining, shorter Homeric Hymns to gods and heroes, translated by HG Evelyn-White. Sing of Aphrodite and Dionysus, Pan and Hermes, Hestia, Athena, Artemis, even the mother of all gods.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Apr 22, 2022
CLXIV: A Bit of Father & Son Fighting Over… Who Deserves to Live (Euripides’ Alcestis Part 2)
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The eponymous character dies. And then what? The tragicomic play by Euripides that turns everything on its head, and then some.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Euripides' Alcestis, found in The Greek Plays, introduction and translation by Rachel Kitzinger.

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Apr 19, 2022
Conversations: But How Many Bears Is It? Sharks, Whales, and Sea Monsters in Greek Mythology w/ Ryan Denson
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Liv speaks with Ryan Denson who studies ancient SEA MONSTERS... Ketos and beyond, sharks, whales, and everything in between. It's possible Liv feels too strongly about ocean life...

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Apr 15, 2022
CLXIII: You Could Say She’s Living & She’s Dead, Euripides’ Alcestis (Part 1)
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Euripides' Alcestis is a fascinating(ly weird) play that doesn't quite fit the genre of tragedy... Admetus is a man cheating fate, but at a cost.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Euripides' Alcestis, found in The Greek Plays, introduction and translation by Rachel Kitzinger.

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Apr 12, 2022
Liv Reads the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite
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Liv reads the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, translated by HG Evelyn-White. Sing of the Cytherean goddess and her encounter with the mortal Anchises, the conception of the Trojan prince Aeneas.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Apr 08, 2022
CLXII: Getting Down & Dirty with Mortals, Aphrodite, Anchises & the Mysteries of Archaic Aeneas
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When Aphrodite gets with mortals, crazy things happen. Aphrodite's affair with the Trojan Anchises lead to the birth of the Trojan prince Aeneas, a man who's much more interesting before the Romans ever got their hold on him...

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com; The Iliad translated by Caroline Alexander; the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, translated by Diane Rayor.

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Apr 05, 2022
BONUS: Announcing Playing Dionysus with Amy Pistone
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Find out more about the Out of Chaos theatre's Playing Dionysus here. Follow Amy Pistone and ask any questions you might have on Twitter.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Apr 02, 2022
Conversations: Retconning the Olympians, Isis Worship in Ancient Greece w/ Dr. Lindsey Mazurek
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Can you believe there was a time when Isis was worshipped as a Greek goddess, even sometimes one of the Olympians? Check out Lindsey's book on Isis worship and follow her on Twitter.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Apr 01, 2022
CLXI: Not Those Pesky Golden Apples Again! The Other Atalanta, the Boeotian Atalanta
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Atalanta: the heroine of ancient Greece. Or, was it heroines? There are two Atalantas, sometimes conflated into one, other times separate. One fought the Calydonian boar, wrestled Peleus, and generally kicked ass. The other lost a foot race, distracted by a golden apple.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com entry on Atalanta, including Aelian, Apollodorus, Apollonios, and others; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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Mar 29, 2022
Liv Reads Ovid: Heroides & Metamorphoses of Deianeira & Heracles
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Liv reads Ovid's Heroides, letter from Deianeira to Hercules, translated by Grant Showerman, and Ovid's Metamorphoses, selection from Book 9, translated by Brookes More. Looking at the story of Deianeira and Hercules (because, Roman) from Ovid's perspective both through the words of Deianeira, and the full story as it appears in the Metamorphoses.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Mar 25, 2022
CLX: Independent, Industrious, Badass & Brave, the Heroine of Greek Myth, Arcadian Atalanta
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Atalanta: the heroine of ancient Greece. Or, was it heroines? There are two Atalantas, sometimes conflated into one, other times separate. One fought the Calydonian boar, wrestled Peleus, and generally kicked ass. The other lost a foot race, distracted by a golden apple.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com entry on Atalanta, including Aelian, Apollodorus, Apollonios, and others; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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Mar 22, 2022
Conversations: A Most Sophoclean Prophecy, Women & Wordplay in Sophocles’ Trachiniae w/ Amy Pistone
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Liv speaks with returning guest Amy Pistone who specializing in Sophoclean tragedy. Amy shares some of the complexities hidden within the Trachiniae and they discuss Sophoclean prophecies (ie., the origin of Never Trust the Oracle). Follow Amy on Twitter.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Mar 18, 2022
CLIX: When Poisoned Shirts Have Got You Down, Deianeira & the Women of Trachis (Heracles & Sophocles’ Trachiniae Part 2)
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In the finale of the Trachiniae series, Deianeira deals with what she has inadvertently done, and Heracles finally returns to Trachis.

CW/TW: Suicide, and, far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Sophocles' Women of Trachis/The Trachiniae, translations by Robert Torrance and Peter Meineck. Quote from Meineck unless otherwise noted in the episode. Thanks to Ash Strain for researching the play!

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Mar 15, 2022
Conversations: The Intersection of Magic & Medicine, Women as Medica in the Ancient World w/ Dr. Christie Vogler
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Liv is joined by Dr Christie Vogler who talks about women of the Roman world who practiced medicine, in varied forms, and how these women were seen and understood in the wider Roman world. Follow Christie on Twitter and check out her podcast, Movies We Dig (where Liv will soon be a guest!).

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Mar 11, 2022
CLVIII: Deianeira, Iole, & the Violence of Heracles’ Love (Hercules & Sophocles’ Trachiniae Part 2)
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Continuing on with Sophocles' Women of Trachis, Deianeira learns the truth of where Heracles has been all this time, and what he's been doing. Spoilers: it's not good.

CW/TW: Specific references to the effects and horrors of war, this was planned and written prior to the invasion of Ukraine, please take special care. Far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Sophocles' Women of Trachis/The Trachiniae, translations by Robert Torrance, George Theodoridis, and Peter Meineck. Quote from the Meineck unless otherwise noted in the episode. Thanks to Ash Strain for researching the play, as always!

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Mar 08, 2022
Why Isn't it a Myth? & What Makes Atlantis What It is, A Very Atlantean Q&A
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Liv answers listener questions about Atlantis, and reads all your comments and observations about this messy, messy non-mythological idea. For more on pseudoarchaeology and debunking Atlantis, follow David S Anderson, Flint Dibble, and Steph Halmhofer. Check out Bad Ancient on Twitter and BadAncient.com for more, well, Bad Ancient. To submit questions or comments to future Q&As, fill out this form.

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Mar 04, 2022
CLVII: A Husband Like Heracles (Hercules), the Tragedy of Deianeira (Sophocles’ Trachiniae Part 1)
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Heracles is a complicated fellow... Or maybe it's not so complicated. Sophocles' Trachiniae, the Women of Trachis, looks at the life, and tragedy, of Heracles' last mortal wife, Deianeira.

CW/TW: Specific references to the effects and horrors of war, this was planned and written prior to the invasion of Ukraine, please take special care. Far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Sophocles' Women of Trachis/The Trachiniae, translations by Robert Torrance, George Theodoridis, and Peter Meineck. Quote from the Meineck unless otherwise noted in the episode. Thanks to Ash Strain for researching the play, as always!

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Mar 01, 2022
Conversations: The Many Faces of Monsters, Monster Theory with David J. Wright
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Liv speaks with David J Wright who has studied Monster Theory as it relates to the monsters of Greek myth... He also teaches mythology, and Medusa specifically, so you just know they had a great conversation. Follow David on Twitter for all things monsters and more. The piece of pottery referred to after the ad break can be found here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Feb 25, 2022
CLVI: Encounters With the Pinhead With Hooves, Achelous, Deianeira and the Centaur Nessus (More Heracles Part 2)
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Heracles reign of terror continues as he finds yet another woman to marry. This time, he must fight a river and defeat a centaur but not before inadvertently providing the cause of his own mortal demise...

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Pseudo-Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology; Ovid's Metamorphoses; Ovid's Heroides; Herakles by Emma Stafford; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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Feb 22, 2022
Liv Reads Ovid: Valentine's Selections from the Ars Amatoria
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Liv reads selections from Ovid's Ars Amatoria (big thanks to Michaela Smith for the selections and commentary!), translated by Henry T. Riley. Sometimes called a commentary on the idea of love, and elegy broadly, other times simply deemed an ancient guide to picking up women, Ovid's Ars Amatoria is at the very least... entertaining. The incredible twitter thread mentioned is here.

CW/TW: Ancient Pick Up Artist style issues... Lots of them.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Feb 18, 2022
CLV: Back On His Sh*t, Heracles (Hercules) Wants to Get Hitched, Encounters w/ Iole & Omphale (More Heracles Part 1)
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Heracles is at it again! We return to this "hero" after he's "purified" himself from the murder of his wife and children... So obviously he's looking to get married again! For past episodes on ol' Herc, check out this Spotify playlist. Submit your questions or comments about Atlantis or the Deconstructing Atlantis series here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Pseudo-Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology; Ovid's Metamorphoses; Ovid's Heroides; Herakles by Emma Stafford; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz. Ovid's Ars Amatoria from The Offense of Love, translated by Julia Dyson Hedjuk.

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Feb 15, 2022
BONUS: Gaslight. Gatekeep. Girlboss. The Ancient Roman Art of Love
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Liv reads the first section of Ovid's Ars Amatoria, translated by Henry T. Riley. Even more ridiculous ancient Pick Up Artistry is coming on Friday... This is a Valentine's Day taste of what's to come...

CW/TW: Ancient Pick Up Artist style issues... Lots of them.

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Feb 14, 2022
Conversations: Black Achilles, African Queens & Whitewashing of Greek Myth w/ Princess O’Nika Auguste
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Liv speaks with Caribbean scholar and writer Princess O'Nika Auguste all about the people of colour in Greek mythology, whitewashing of Greek myth and history both historically and in popular culture. Follow Princess on Twitter and Instagram.

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Feb 11, 2022
CLIV: Sing, Goddess, of the Wrath of the Goddess of the Hunt, Artemis, Who Loves to F*ck Sh*t Up
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CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Callimachus' Hymn to Artemis, translated by AW Mair; Homeric Hymns to Artemis translated by Hugh Evelyn White; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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Feb 08, 2022
Liv Reads Plato: The Critias Dialogue
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Due to popular demand, Liv reads Plato's Critias dialogue to round off the Atlantis series of episodes.

Further Reading: Plato’s Timaeus and Critias, translated by Benjamin Jowett; A Brief History of Atlantis: Plato’s Ideal State by Stephen P. Kershaw (includes alternate translation of Plato); PDF: Truth, Lies, and History in Plato's Timaeus and Critias by Thomas K Johansen, 1998.

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Feb 04, 2022
CLIII: Fragments of an Ethiopian King, Memnon & the African Continent in Greek Myth
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The ancient Greeks knew incredible warriors when they saw them. The African continent featured often in Greek myth, Egypt as well as regions typically referred to as Libya and Ethiopia, these are the Greek myths featuring those people and places. Listen to Legendary Africa on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Legendary Africa host Theshira's suggestions for more on African mythologies and lore: Giraffe's Eggs and Other African Tales by L.M. Daini, Afro Tales Podcast, By the Fire Podcast, and No Be Juju: An African Mythology Podcast. Call for Atlantis questions and comments! Submit them here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com, namely the Fall of Troy by Quintus Smyrnaeus; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz. Spotify playlist of episodes mentioned.

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Feb 01, 2022
BONUS: But What About Milo?! Comparative Colonialism in Atlantis & Disney’s Lost Empire w/ Leesa Charlotte
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Just because the "search" for Atlantis is supremely dangerous and problematic doesn't mean we can't continue to love Milo and his rag tag team! Liv and Leesa Charlotte of Sweetbitter and Cult America discuss the anti-colonial story within Disney's Atlantis contrasted with all about the truths and (deeply racist) lies behind the modern story of Atlantis.

Sources/Further Reading: Plato’s Timaeus and Critias, quotes translated by Benjamin Jowett; A Brief History of Atlantis: Plato’s Ideal State by Stephen P. Kershaw (includes alternate translation of Plato); PDF: Truth, Lies, and History in Plato's Timaeus and Critias by Thomas K Johansen, 1998.

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Jan 29, 2022
Conversations: The Conspiracy & Conspirituality of Atlantis w/ Steph Halmhofer
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CW/TW: brief mention of Canadian Residential Schools and recent and ongoing discovery of graves.

Liv speaks with archaeologist Steph Halmhofer about conspiracy and conspirituality in archaeology and pseudoarchaeology, Atlantis and its dangerous development into what it is today, and more. Follow Steph on Twitter @cult_archaeo.

Further Reading: Plato’s Timaeus and Critias, quotes translated by Benjamin Jowett; A Brief History of Atlantis: Plato’s Ideal State by Stephen P. Kershaw (includes alternate translation of Plato); PDF: Truth, Lies, and History in Plato's Timaeus and Critias by Thomas K Johansen, 1998.

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Jan 28, 2022
CLII: Deconstructing Atlantis: Platonic Allegory Meets Bronze Age Reality Meets Dangerous Conspiracy (Part 3)
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Just because Plato's Atlantis was never intended to convey history doesn't meant it didn't have some historical inspiration in the form of a Bronze Age natural disaster... Plus: how did Atlantis become what it is today and where do these dangerous ideas come from? This episode was written and recorded before the eruption of the volcano in Tonga in January of 2022 which is why the tragedy and those affected were not mentioned.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources/Further Reading: Plato’s Timaeus and Critias, quotes translated by Benjamin Jowett; A Brief History of Atlantis: Plato’s Ideal State by Stephen P. Kershaw (includes alternate translation of Plato); PDF: Truth, Lies, and History in Plato's Timaeus and Critias by Thomas K Johansen, 1998.

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Jan 25, 2022
BONUS! Kassandra Meets Poseidon, Atlantis in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey w/ Kira Jones
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Spoilers for all of AC Odyssey, particularly the Atlantis DLC, obviously. Assassin's Creed Odyssey is known for its accuracy... so where did it get Atlantis? Liv speaks with returning guest Dr. Kira Jones all about the world of Assassin's Creed Atlantis. Follow Kira on Twitter.

Further Reading: Plato’s Timaeus and Critias, quotes translated by Benjamin Jowett; A Brief History of Atlantis: Plato’s Ideal State by Stephen P. Kershaw (includes alternate translation of Plato); PDF: Truth, Lies, and History in Plato's Timaeus and Critias by Thomas K Johansen, 1998.

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Jan 22, 2022
Conversations: Deus Ex Alien, Ancient Realities vs. Pseudoarchaeology w/ David S. Anderson
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Liv speaks with archaeologist David S. Anderson about the concept, and harm, of pseudoarchaeology. Why it matters to promote false notions of alien intervention and the study of the very real ancient people of the world is much more important.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Further Reading: Plato’s Timaeus and Critias, quotes translated by Benjamin Jowett; A Brief History of Atlantis: Plato’s Ideal State by Stephen P. Kershaw (includes alternate translation of Plato); PDF: Truth, Lies, and History in Plato's Timaeus and Critias by Thomas K Johansen, 1998.

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Jan 21, 2022
CLI: Deconstructing Atlantis: What Makes a Myth? Plato’s Allegorical Atlantis (Part 2)
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We've heard the original source for Atlantis, but why is it that Plato's Timaeus and Critias can't be termed "myths"? If it isn't a myth, how do we know that there isn't some history behind it? This episode details what we do know about Plato's Atlantis and what that proves.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources/Further Reading: Plato’s Timaeus and Critias, quotes translated by Benjamin Jowett; A Brief History of Atlantis: Plato’s Ideal State by Stephen P. Kershaw (includes alternate translation of Plato); PDF: Truth, Lies, and History in Plato's Timaeus and Critias by Thomas K Johansen, 1998.

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Jan 18, 2022
Conversations: From the Known to the Unknown, Atlantis vs. Mediterranean Archaeology w/ Flint Dibble
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Liv speaks with researcher Flint Dibble all about the archaeology of the Mediterranean, what we know about Plato's Atlantis, and more importantly: what we know about Athens from the Bronze Age and earlier! Twitter threads mentioned in the episode: Atlantis in current pop culture, the dangers of Atlantis "lore", erotic vases.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Further Reading: Plato’s Timaeus and Critias, quotes translated by Benjamin Jowett; A Brief History of Atlantis: Plato’s Ideal State by Stephen P. Kershaw (includes alternate translation of Plato); PDF: Truth, Lies, and History in Plato's Timaeus and Critias by Thomas K Johansen, 1998.

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Jan 14, 2022
CL: Deconstructing Atlantis: Finding Atlantis in the Depths of Plato’s Imagination (Part 1)
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The story of Atlantis has fascinated the world for centuries... But how many of us know where the story came from, or what is actually included in the original source? Episode one of Deconstructing Atlantis dives into the story of Atlantis as it exists in the Timaeus and Critias.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources/Further Reading: Plato’s Timaeus and Critias, quotes translated by Benjamin Jowett; A Brief History of Atlantis: Plato’s Ideal State by Stephen P. Kershaw (includes alternate translation of Plato); PDF: Truth, Lies, and History in Plato's Timaeus and Critias by Thomas K Johansen, 1998. Listen to the episode on the myth of the Great Flood and Deucalion and Pyrrha here.

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Jan 11, 2022
Lost Ancient City or Philosophical Allegory? Deconstructing Atlantis
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Special series coming January 11th: Atlantis, from the original sources to the ongoing pseudoarchaeological searches, Liv deconstructs the story of Atlantis and the mythology, history, and archaeology that is (and most importantly is not) behind it. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Jan 08, 2022
Studying the Ancient World, Finding the Best Translation, & How Good was Odysseus Anyway? A New Year Q&A (Part 2)
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In part two of the New Year Q&A Liv answers more questions on what it's like to study Classics/the ancient Mediterranean and what you might consider. She answers questions about Odysseus and Theseus, and provides examples of good translations of ancient Greek texts.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jan 07, 2022
Favourite Goddesses, Books Recommendations, & the Wild Wonder of Ancient Greece Sources: A New Year Q&A
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Liv answers listener questions about any and everything: mythology, sourcing, book recommendations, video games, history, and more!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jan 04, 2022
RE-AIR: Calliope is Over Your Sh*t, the Women of the Trojan War with Natalie Haynes
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A re-airing of Liv episode with author and classicist Natalie Haynes about the women of the Trojan War and Pandora. Natalie's latest books are A Thousand Ships, recently published in North America and Pandora's Jar, available in the UK. Also mentioned is her book the Children of Jocasta, and the recently performed play series 15 Heroines, put on virtually by the Jermyn Street Theatre in London.CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.

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Dec 31, 2021
Liv Reads Hesiod: The Theogony (Part 2)
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Liv reads Hesiod's Theogony! The Theogony is the oldest surviving source for the beginning of the ancient Greek world. Liv has referenced it, a lot, but now she's reading it for you! Translated by Hugh Evelyn White.This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.

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Dec 28, 2021
RE-AIR: The Cyprian Goddess, the Cytherean, Venus, Aphrodite, A Conversation with Author Bettany Hughes
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A re-airing of Liv's episode with Bettany Hughes about all things Aphrodite, Venus, and her ancestors throughout even more ancient Mediterranean cultures. You can find Bettany Hughes's book Venus and Aphrodite at your local bookstore.CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.

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Dec 24, 2021
Liv Reads Hesiod: The Theogony (Part 1)
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Liv reads Hesiod's Theogony! The Theogony is the oldest surviving source for the beginning of the ancient Greek world. Liv has referenced it, a lot, but now she's reading it for you! Translated by Hugh Evelyn White.This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.

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Dec 21, 2021
Conversations: Helen as the Beautiful Evil, the Kalon Kakon, w/ Alexia Burrows Charalambidou
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Liv speaks with Alexia Burrows Charalambidou about the kalon kakon, the beautiful evil in mythological women like Pandora, Helen, Medea, and Circe. Follow Alexia on Twitter!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Dec 17, 2021
CXLIX: Beyond the Face That Launched A Thousand Ships, Helen of Sparta (Part 2)
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Helen of Sparta, later of Troy, is so many things... it all depends on where you're looking. In this episode we examine the Helen of Homer, and of Sparta itself.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Helen: Goddess, Princess, Whore by Bettany Hughes; Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity by Sarah B. Pomeroy; Theoi.com; The Iliad, translated by Caroline Alexander; The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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Dec 14, 2021
Liv Reads Ovid: The Heroides, Letters from Paris & Helen
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Ovid's Heroides are fictional letters between mythological figures... These two are particularly incredible (and in the case of Paris, hilarious). Ovid's Heroides, translated by Grant Showerman.

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Dec 10, 2021
CXLVIII: The Most Infamous Woman of Greek Myth, Helen of Sparta (Part 1)
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Helen is simultaneously the most well known mortal of myth and a complete and utter enigma. What do we actually know about her, and the choices she did and did not make that lead to the Trojan War?

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Helen: Goddess, Princess, Whore by Bettany Hughes; Theoi.com; The Iliad, translated by Samuel Butler; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Sappho's Lyre by Diane Rayor.

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Dec 07, 2021
Conversations: Singing the Words of Homer, Ancient Music and Lyrics with Bettina Joy De Guzman
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Liv speaks with teacher, songwriter, and ancient instrument musician Bettina Joy De Guzman all about ancient instruments, music, and singing songs of Greek myths and stories. Find more about Bettina Joy's work here: bettinajoydeguzman.com

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Dec 03, 2021
CXLVII: Far-Shooting Phoebus Apollo, God of Everything & Nothing
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Oh, far-shooting Apollo... What are you exclusively the god of, anyway? All things Apollo, the good and the very, very bad. Submit your questions to Liv's 2022 New Year Q&A episode here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Homeric Hymns translated by Hugh Evelyn-White.

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Nov 30, 2021
Liv Reads the Homeric Hymns to Apollo
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Homeric Hymns are beautiful and detailed and so, so ancient... The two Homeric Hymns to Apollo tell the story of his birth and the founding of the Oracle at Delphi.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of an epic. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Nov 26, 2021
CXLVI: Io the Wanderer and Hermes, Boot-Lick of the Gods (Prometheus Bound Part 3)
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Prometheus tells Io of her ongoing story of suffering, but also hey! She's going to start quite the dynasty. Finally, Hermes arrives with news from Zeus.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The Prometheus Bound (maybe) by Aeschylus: translations by Herbert Weir Smyth, James Romm, and George Theodoridis. All quotations from the Weir Smyth unless otherwise noted. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_.

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Nov 23, 2021
Conversations: Who Was This "Homer" Guy, Anyway? Homeric Theories w/ Joel Christensen
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There's so, so much more to the concept of "Homer" than a blind poet from Archaic Greece. In fact, there probably was never any Homer, or any Hesiod for that matter. Plus... Toxic heroes being toxic. Follow the Sententiae Antiquae twitter here, or visit the site for loads of ancient Greek and Roman goodness: here.

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Nov 19, 2021
CXLV: Prometheus vs. the Tyranny of Zeus (Prometheus Bound, Part 2)
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Prometheus laments and laments, he meets the Titan Oceanus and, finally, the woman and survivor of Zeus, Io. The Prometheus Bound is an examination of tyranny and the rule of Zeus, king of the gods.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The Prometheus Bound (maybe) by Aeschylus: translations by Herbert Weir Smyth, James Romm, and George Theodoridis. All quotations from the Weir Smyth unless otherwise noted. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_.

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Nov 16, 2021
Conversations: Socrates Was Invented by Plato to Sell More Philosophy, Classical Memeology w/ Ben of CSMFHT
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Turns out the Classical world is ripe for use in memes! Liv speaks with Ben of the Classical Studies Memes for Hellenistic Teens Twitter and Facebook empires about Classics, memes, and a whole lot else.

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Nov 12, 2021
CXLIV: All This Over a Bit of Fire? Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound (Part 1)
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Prometheus gave humanity fire, but he paid the price. Prometheus is brought to his punishment and meets the chorus of Oceanids. The Prometheus Bound is an examination of tyranny and the rule of Zeus, king of the gods.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The Prometheus Bound (maybe) by Aeschylus: translations by Herbert Weir Smyth, James Romm, and George Theodoridis. All quotations from the Weir Smyth unless otherwise noted. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_.

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Nov 09, 2021
Liv Reads Ovid: The Heroides, Letters from Hypsipyle & Medea
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In the first readings of Ovid, Liv reads the letters of Hypsipyle and Medea. Hypsipyle writes to Jason after hearing he's not coming back to Lemnos, she's heard of his new wife Medea and wants to tell him about the twins she gave birth to. Medea writes to Jason to remind him everything she did for him before he gave her up for a Greek princess.

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Nov 05, 2021
CXLIII: Adapting Greek Myth, the World of Lore Olympus w/ Rachel Smythe
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Hades and Persephone are some of the most beloved characters of Greek myth and Rachel Smythe is retelling their story (and so many others) in the incredible Webtoon (and now, book!) Lore Olympus. Rachel and Liv chat mythology and adapting myth, characters and sourcing, and so much more.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Nov 02, 2021
Conversations: Sorceresses & Satire, Witches of Ancient Greece & Rome w/ Maxwell T Paule
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Liv speaks with Maxwell T Paule all about witches (and much, much more) of classical myth and Roman poetry... Follow Maxwell on Twitter and TikTok. The poem recited is Horace's Epode 5, translated by Maxwell T Paule.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Oct 29, 2021
CXLII: No Crime Have I Committed, Save to Speak the Truth: Cursed Cassandra.
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Oh, cursed, cursed Cassandra. The princess of Troy is an enigma whose story is told in disjointed fragments that this episode weaves together.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com: Aeschylus' Agamemnon, translated by Herbert Weir Smyth and found on Theoi; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz. Episode title is an edited quote from Scream 2.

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Oct 26, 2021
Conversations: Do You Like Scary Movies? Scream Queens of Myth w/ Vanessa Stovall
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Some things are eternal. What does Persephone have in common with Sidney Prescott? Or Antigone with Marion Crane? Let Vanessa tell you all about it... Find more about Vanessa's study of horror in myth and Greek tragedy here, and follow her on Twitter for more.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Oct 22, 2021
CXLI: So Many Snakes, the Prolific Monster Dynasty of Typhoeus & Echidna
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So. Many. Snakes. To continue Spooky Season, a look at the Father of Monsters, Typhoeus (or Typhon), and the near equally monstrous Echidna.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Early Greek Myth by Timothy Gantz.

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Oct 19, 2021
SPOOKY SEASON RE-AIR: Liv Reads Homer, The Odyssey Book XI
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A Spooky Season re-airing of Liv reading Book XI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus visits the edge of the Underworld and calls upon the dead...

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Oct 15, 2021
SPOOKY SEASON RE-AIR: Woman, Survivor, Murderer, Euripides’ Medea (Medea Part 2)
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As a continuation from the reading of Apollonios' Argonautika, revisiting the story of Medea and Jason after the return of the Argonauts and the quest for the Golden Fleece... This is a re-airing of an episode that aired in 2019.

Sources: please see the original episode, LXVII (67) for the sources used.

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Oct 12, 2021
Ancient Witches & Werewolves, Revisiting Past Spooky Seasons
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A re-airing of two past Spooky Season episodes... All about witches of Greek myth, and werewolves and ghosts!

Sources: please see the original episodes, XCIV (94), and the Spooky Halloween Special from 2019, for the sources used.

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Oct 08, 2021
SPOOKY SEASON RE-AIR: Medea, See How She Flies, Witchy Woman (Medea Part 1)
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As a continuation from the reading of Apollonios' Argonautika, revisiting the story of Medea and Jason after the return of the Argonauts and the quest for the Golden Fleece... This is a re-airing of an episode that aired in 2019.

Sources: please see the original episode, LXVI (66) for the sources used.

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Oct 05, 2021
SPOOKY SEASON RE-AIR: Blood-soaked Trees, Erysichthon Eats Himself & Bonus Boogeywomen of Ancient Greece
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A re-airing of Liv's favourite Spooky Season story... Erysichthon, the man who ate himself, and boogeywomen of ancient Greece.

Sources: please see the original episode, XCV (95), for the sources used.

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Oct 01, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book IV (Part 3)
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Liv reads Book IV, part 3 of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. In the final part of the Argonautika, the Argonauts leave Phaeacia with Jason and Medea married before getting lost in Libya and then finally, finally, reaching the Greek mainland.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of an epic. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Sep 28, 2021
Conversations: Who's This "Sophocles" Everyone's Talking About? Sophoclean Tragedy w/ Dr. Amy Pistone
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Liv speaks with Amy Pistone Greek Tragedy, specifically: Sophocles and why he's every bit as good as Euripides, maybe... better? The plays referened are Sophocles' The Women of Trachis, Oedipus Tyrannos, Ajax, and Philoctetes and Euripides Medea, Bacchae, and Orestes.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Sep 24, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book IV (Part 2)
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Liv reads Book IV, part 2 of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. Fleeing from Colchis, the Argonauts reach Circe's island before making their way to the Phaeacians.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of an epic. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Sep 21, 2021
Conversations: Starry-Eyed Asterion... The Minotaur, the Labyrinth, and Autism w/ Dr. Cora Beth Fraser
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Liv speaks with Dr. Cora Beth Fraser all about the Minotaur, Asterion, in the Labyrinth in all its forms and how he relates to autistic people and autism! Follow Cora Beth on Twitter here, follow the new resource for neuro-divergency in Classics, Asterion, on Twitter here and check out Asterion's website here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Sep 17, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book IV (Part 1)
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Liv reads Book IV, part 1 of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. Medea flees Colchis with Jason and the Argonauts and they come up with a plan to get away from the Colchian ships, and Medea's brother Apsyrtus, following them.

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Sep 14, 2021
Conversations: Writing a New Amazonomachy with Danielle LaRose
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Liv speaks with Danielle LaRose, actor and playwright, about her newest work: The Amazonomachy, a play retelling the myths of the Amazons (plus they talk Amazons generally, along with other fun things!). Learn more about Tiger's Hearts Collective here. For more information about Achilles & Patroclus check out the Seattle Opera.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Sep 10, 2021
Deus Ex Machina: The Very "Meh" Iphigenia at Aulis Epilogue (Iphigenia at Aulis Bonus)
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Some believe Eurpides' play ends with Iphigenia walking to her sacrifice, but there's an epilogue that may or may not have been written by the tragedian.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Iphigenia at Aulis, versions translated by Coleridge and Cecelia Eaton Lushnig; Earth Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_.

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Sep 08, 2021
CXL: Death is Bad, the Anger of Clytemnestra & the Strength of Iphigenia (Iphigenia at Aulis Part 3)
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The Greeks weren't able to sail for Troy but for the sacrifice of Agamemnon's eldest daughter, Iphigenia. Part three of Euripides's tragedy retelling Iphigenia's fate.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Iphigenia at Aulis, versions translated by Coleridge and Cecelia Eaton Lushnig; Earth Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_.

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Sep 07, 2021
Conversations: Singing the Blues of Achilles, the Modern Homeric Bard Joe Goodkin
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Liv speaks with Joe Goodkin, the modern Homeric Bard, about his work's Joe's Odyssey and the Blues of Achilles. They chat Homeric epics and the field of Classics. Follow Joe on Twitter here, and visit the websites mentioned: Joe's Odyssey, the Blues of Achilles, and JoeGoodkin.com.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Sep 03, 2021
CXXXIX: Enter Clytemnestra, Taking No Sh*t (Iphigenia at Aulis Part 2)
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The Greeks weren't able to sail for Troy but for the sacrifice of Agamemnon's eldest daughter, Iphigenia. Part two of Euripides's tragedy retelling Iphigenia's fate.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Iphigenia at Aulis, versions translated by Coleridge and Cecelia Eaton Lushnig; Earth Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_.

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Aug 31, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book III (Part 3)
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Liv reads Book III, part 3 of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. Medea and Jason finally meet when Medea begins helping Jason in completing the quests for Aeetes. First up, some angry bronze bulls.

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Aug 27, 2021
CXXXVIII: Euripides Has No Business Making Us Feel for Agamemnon! (Iphigenia at Aulis, Part 1)
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The Greeks weren't able to sail for Troy but for the sacrifice of Agamemnon's eldest daughter, Iphigenia. Even for Agamemnon, this one's particularly dark and Euripides's tragedy retelling Iphigenia's fate is the best way to tell her story.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Iphigenia at Aulis, versions translated by E. Coleridge and Cecelia Eaton Lushnig (quotes from Luschnig); Earth Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_.

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Aug 24, 2021
Conversations: The Hairy World of Myth and Tragedy with Vanessa Stovall
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Liv speaks with Vanessa Stovall about studying depictions of hair in myth and tragedy of the Classical world, the intricacies of myth and tragedy broadly, and a healthy dose of why Apollo isn't all that. You can follow Vanessa on twitter here, read her Corona Borealis publication on Medium here, and watch the Barnard/Columbia production of Iphigenia at Aulis here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Aug 20, 2021
CXXXVII: Andromeda, Phoenician-Ethiopian Royalty & Monsters Turned to Stone (Perseus Part 3)
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After killing Medusa, Perseus comes across the Phoenician-Ethiopian princess, Andromeda, awaiting death by sea monster. He steps in, for a price...

For the article referred to at the end of the episode: sententiaeantiquae.com/2021/08/07/just-a-girl-being-briseis

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com (entries on Perseus, Danae, Hesperides, primarily content from Apollodorus); Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum.

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Aug 17, 2021
Conversations: the Most (and Least) Epic of Epic Heroes w/ Laura Jenkinson Brown of Greek Myth Comix
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Liv speaks with Laura Jenkinson Brown of Greek Myth Comix all about the heroes of epic, breaking down the good and the bad of Achilles, Odysseus, and Aeneas. Follow Laura on Twitter or visit her website greekmythcomix.com.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Aug 13, 2021
CXXXVI: Perseus at the Edge of the World, the Many Daughters of Phorcys & Ceto (Perseus Part 2)
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Perseus's quest continues as he goes in search of the Gorgons sisters with a little (a lot) help from the gods. Looking at all the variations on this myth and their implications on one of the most ancient heroes... For more information on the intricacies of Medusa and all the variations over ~700 years, listen to this episode.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com (entries on Perseus, Danae, Hesperides, primarily content from Apollodorus); Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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Aug 10, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book III (Part 2)
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Liv reads Book III, part of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. This one's all about Medea.

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Aug 06, 2021
CXXXV: Born of a Golden Shower, the Somewhat Heroic Origins of Perseus (Part 1)
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Revisiting the story of Perseus: the details and variations, the so-called "full" story of the (mostly) heroic hero's origins and his quest to save his mother, Danae.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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Aug 03, 2021
Conversations: Sing, Muses, of Hephaestus Famed for Inventions… w/ Kyle Lewis Jordan (Part 2)
3722

Liv speaks with Kyle Lewis Jordan about the complexities of Hephaestus, both in relation to his impairment and as a god of creation and so much else, in addition to scholarship of disability in the ancient world more broadly. In part two they focus on Hephaestus's relationship with Athena and Aphrodite, the more problematic ideas relating to him and disability today, and "modern" reception of the god (see the images we discuss here). You can follow Kyle on Twitter @HorusofNekhen and you can watch presentation he's done on Disability in Ancient Egypt: the Case of Geheset and Disability in Egyptian Myth and Literature.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jul 30, 2021
CXXXIV: You Know He Basically Invented Robots?! Hephaestus & His Forge
2068

Hephaestus beyond the drama: the importance and lasting impact of the god of the forge (there are *robots*!).

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; the Homeric Hymn to Hephaestus translated by Hugh Evelyn-White; Gods and Robots by Adrienne Mayor.

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Jul 27, 2021
TRAILER: Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!
60

Curious about Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!? Here's the basics, you're in for a wild (and rant-filled) ride.

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Jul 26, 2021
Conversations: Who Really is Hephaestus? Disability in Greek Myth w/ Kyle Lewis Jordan (Part 1)
4161

Liv speaks with Kyle Lewis Jordan about the complexities of Hephaestus, both in relation to his impairment and as a god of creation and so much else, in addition to scholarship of disability in the ancient world more broadly.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jul 23, 2021
CXXXIII: Loving Medusa & Hating Theseus, Four Years of Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!
2810

It's the fourth anniversary of LTAMB! Liv reads listener submissions for favourite moments, clips, stories from the show's four years and 200+ episodes.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jul 20, 2021
The Least Heroic Hero: A Bonus Conversation on the F***boi that is Theseus w/ Emily Edwards of FBOL
4705

Liv speaks with Emily Edwards of F***bois of Literature explicitly to break down the horrors of Theseus in the most casual, ranty way imaginable. Because Theseus was the absolute worst.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault **ESPECIALLY THESEUS**. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jul 17, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book III (Part 1)
1979

Liv reads Book III, (part 1) of The Argonautika by Apollonios, translated by RC Seaton. Arriving on Colchis, Jason and the Argonauts meet Aeetes and his daughter Chalciope and Medea.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jul 16, 2021
RE-AIR: Who Knew Ancient Frogs Could Be So Fun? (Aristophanes’ The Frogs Parts 1 & 2)
3292

Liv is on "holiday!"! Dionysus wanders and frogs ribbit in the Underworld, a battle of tragedians ensues! A re-airing of parts 1 and 2 of Aristophanes' The Frogs.

CW/TW: comedic references to suicide.

Sources: Aristophanes' The Frogs, translated by David Barrett; Aristophanes' Frogs and Other Plays, translated by Stephen Halliwell.

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Jul 13, 2021
Conversations: The Many Faces of Myth, Classical Reception with Dr Victoria Austen
4957

Liv speaks with Dr. Victoria Austen about the wide world of mythology and classical reception: Troy, Circe, Silence of the Girls, Song of Achilles, even the Aeneid as reception. Books mentioned: The Song of Achilles and Circe by Madeline Miller, The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, A Thousand Ships and The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes, a trilogy by Emily Hauser, Ariadne by Jennifer Saint, The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin, and the House of Names by Colm Toibin.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jul 09, 2021
RE-AIR: The Serial Killer Who Left a Woman On An Island (Theseus Parts 1 & 3)
3282

Liv is on "holiday!"! A re-airing of two favourite Theseus Was the Worst episodes. First, Theseus is destined to be a hero, he just knows it. He's willing to kill anyone along the way in order to prove it. Then, Theseus is back and badder than ever. He finally encounters the Minotaur and proceeds to leave the woman who helped him on an island. He's just that type of guy.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing

Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Plutarch's Life of Theseus translated by Bernadotte Perrin as found here theoi.com/Text/PlutarchTheseus.html.

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Jul 06, 2021
Conversations: Nonbinary Dionysus, a Look At Euripides' Bacchae with Emma Pauly
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Liv speaks with Classicist and dramaturg Emma Pauly about nonbinary Dionysus in Euripides' Bacchae and the resulting implications for Pentheus (along with queerness in myth and theatre in general!) For a refresher on Euripides' Bacchae you can listen to the past episodes covering the play here and here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jul 02, 2021
CXXXII: Pandora, the Beautiful Evil & the Misogyny of Her "Curiosity"
2043

Today the story of Pandora's Box barely resembles the ancient story of a woman and a jar. It's been mistranslated, misunderstood, and misrepresented beyond comprehension. When a modern version becomes more misogynist than Hesiod talking Pandora, you know it's gone much too far.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Hesiod's Works and Days (translation on Theoi and one by M.L. West); the problematic descriptions of Pandora found here.

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Jun 29, 2021
Conversations: Not Just a Phase, Atalanta & Hippolytus, Asexuality in Greek Mythology with Julie Levy
4562

Liv speaks with independent scholar Julie Levy all about asexuality in Greek myth, specifically with characters of Atalanta and Hippolytus, with hints of Artemis, Athena, and Hestia.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jun 25, 2021
CXXXI: Queer as Hell! Stories of LGBTQIA Characters in Greek Myth
1846

More Pride stories! A re-airing of a collection of past stories of LGBTQIA characters including Heracles and Hylas, Dionysus and a phallus, Iphis and Ianthe and more!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: see the sources listed on the episodes where these stories originally aired.

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Jun 22, 2021
Conversations: The Sexuality of Sappho and Papyrus Controversy! With Leesa Charlotte of Sweetbitter
3473

Liv speaks with Leesa Charlotte of the Sweetbitter podcast (all about Sappho!), they talk... Sappho, sexuality, and the papyrology scandal you never knew you needed. Listen to Sweetbitter here or wherever you get your podcasts. You can find the Flame: A Podcast Musical wherever you listen to podcasts.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jun 18, 2021
CXXX: Speak! Radiant Lyre, the Poetess of Lesbos, Sappho (& Other Women of that World)
1761

Sappho was a very real woman, a poet of the island of Lesbos, the "Tenth Muse", and she almost definitely loved men and women. The origin of terms Lesbian and Sapphic, a true icon.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity by Sarah B. Pomeroy; If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho by Anne Carson; Sappho's Lyre: Archaic Lyric and Women Poets of Ancient Greece by Diane J. Rayor; notes compiled by Alyse Knorr of the Sweetbitter Podcast.

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Jun 15, 2021
RE-AIR: The Gods Were All A Little Gay, Representation in Mythology (w/ Myths & Tits)
2332

A re-airing of last year's conversation with Mari Phillips of Myths & Tits, artist of stunning illustrations (and so much more!) devoted to representation in mythology. Make sure you follow Mari/Myths & Tits on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mythsntits/.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jun 11, 2021
CXXIX: Yes It’s Another Tragedy… Dionysus Loves Ampelus (Part 2)
1734

The continuation of the (tragic) story of Dionysus and Ampelus, as told in Nonnus' Dionysiaca. Beloved Ampelus dies, and Eros tries to console Dionysus with another of two more tragic lovers: Calamos and Carpos.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Nonnus' Dionysiaca translation found on Theoi.com.

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Jun 08, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika II (Part 3)
2398

Liv reads Book II, (part 3) of The Argonautika by Apollonios, translated by RC Seaton. After more adventure and deaths along the way, the Argonauts finally reach the land of Colchis.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jun 04, 2021
CXXVIII: The God of Many Names and Many Lovers, Dionysus & Ampelus (PRIDE!)
2100

Dionysus contains multitudes and his love reached across the genders. Today, the story of his love of the Satyr Ampelos (plus! sexy wrestling!). Subscribe to Gay History with Tom Ranzweiler here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Nonnus' Dionysiaca translated found on Theoi.com.

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Jun 01, 2021
Conversations: Let's Talk About Metal, Baby! Classical Reception in Metal Music with Dr. Jeremy Swist
4605

The "Metal Classicist" Dr. Jeremy Swist joins Liv to talk Greek mythology in modern and classic metal music, along with the ancient world in general. You can check out the Spotify playlist with music mentioned (and even more not mentioned!) here, you can follow Jeremy on twitter here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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May 28, 2021
CXXVII: Oceanus is a River?! Gods, Creatures & Nymphs of the Sea
2249

There's a god or nymph for everything! The many Titans, gods, nymphs, and creatures of the waters of Greek mythology... Oceanus, Nereus, Oceanids, and Nereids.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com.

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May 25, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika II (Part 2)
1737

Liv reads Book II, (part 2) of The Argonautika by Apollonios, translated by RC Seaton. The Argonauts handle the instructions and execution of the very risky venture of passing through the Clashing Rocks...

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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May 21, 2021
CXXVI: Always Getting Sacked, Heracles (Hercules) & the Lesser Sacking of Troy
1959

Before Agamemnon and Achilles, Troy had a messy encounter with a sea monster, Heracles, and some very fancy horses.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com entries on the Trojan Ketos and Poseidon; JSTOR article: The Capture of Troy by Heracles by J. M. Scammell; quote from Homer's Iliad translated by Samuel Butler.

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May 18, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika II (Part 1)
2021

Liv reads Book II, (part 1) of The Argonautika by Apollonios, translated by RC Seaton. Having left Heracles and Hylas behind, the Argo continues on its voyage, encountering the famous boxer Amycus and a very unfortunate prophet.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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May 14, 2021
CXXV: Heracles (Hercules) Origins… Abduction Apology Horses & Menacing Theban Vixens
2045

So many origins! Where did Laomedon of Troy's fancy horses come from, and why do they matter? And what about Heracles' familial origins?!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

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May 11, 2021
Conversations: She-Wolves of Pompeii, The Lupenar, the Wolf Den with Elodie Harper
2632

The ruins of Pompeii are famous for graffiti and the brothel, the Lupenar. Author Elodie Harper joins Liv to discuss her new novel The Wolf Den, imagining the stories of women living through life in the ancient

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper is available for preorder in the UK, with Blackwell Books shipping to North America (and possibly beyond).

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May 07, 2021
CXXIV: Why She Is the Way She Is, the Goddess Hera (& the Time She Tried to Overthrow Zeus)
1740

Hera is so much more than Zeus' vengeful wife. She has her own experiences, her own traumas, that affect how she handled her life with the king of the gods. This is why Hera is the way she is.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com entries on Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, and Briareus; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.

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May 04, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika I (Part 3)
1971

Liv reads part three of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo do a few odd "heroic" things before Herakles and Hylas encounter some trouble...

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Apr 30, 2021
CXXIII: Medusa, Colonialism, Re-Imagining Goddesses and Monsters with Nikita Gill
5186

Nikita Gill, poet and author of Great Goddesses, amongst many other incredible books and poetry collections, speak with Liv about reimagining goddesses and monsters of Greek mythology, about Medusa, misogyny, and colonialism, among other fascinating things.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Apr 27, 2021
Conversations: More than the Labyrinth, More than Theseus, Ariadne with Jennifer Saint
2709

Ariadne is so much more than the Minotaur, the Labyrinth, Theseus, even Dionysus. Liv speaks with author Jennifer Saint about her new book retelling the stories of Ariadne and Phaedra.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Preorder Ariadne by Jennifer Saint wherever you get your books!

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Apr 23, 2021
CXXII: The Troubling Titan Timeline and Terrible Titanomachy
1861

The story of the Titans, the first race of gods in Greek mythology, and the war between those Titans and the new race of gods, the Olympians.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Hesiod's Theogony, translations by Hugh Evelyn-White and Richard Lattimore; Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology, translated by Robin Hard; various Titan/Titaness entries on Theoi.com.

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Apr 20, 2021
BONUS! Conversations: Kassandra, Hero of Sparta... Assassin's Creed Odyssey with Dr. Kira Jones
3977

In this bonus episode Liv and Dr. Kira Jones (@FlavianSophist) have a particularly free wheeling conversation about AC Odyssey's Kassandra: the wonder, the strength, the drama, the overall nerd-ery. They talk historical intricacies of the game, the history behind its creation, the diversity. Plus an anecdote about the very real Alcibiades and Herms.

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Apr 17, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika I (Part 2)
1882

Liv reads part two of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo set sail before landing on the island of Lemnos where Jason meets Hypsipyle and the Lemnian women.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Apr 16, 2021
CXXI: The Beginning of Things… Gaia, Ge, Mother F$&%ing Earth
2101

Gaia/Ge is Mother Earth, the first goddess, the mother of the gods and Titans. She's also a near universal mythological being: the Mother Goddess.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Hesiod's Theogony, Homeric Hymns, and primary sources found under Gaia on Theoi.com.

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Apr 13, 2021
Liv Reads Apollonios: The Argonautika Book I (Part 1)
2473

Liv reads part one of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo assemble and plan to set sail in quest of the Golden Fleece.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Apr 09, 2021
CXX: Peerless Penthesilea and the Horror of Achilles (Mythological Amazons Part 2)
2070

Penthesilea was one of the most badass Amazons... Until she encountered Achilles. This story is not kind to he of the weak ankle.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Amazons by Adrienne Mayor; Quintus Smyrnaeus' The Fall of Troy translated by A.S. Way; Theoi.com.

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Apr 06, 2021
RE-AIR: A Reading of the Homeric Hymn to Hermes
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This is a re-airing of reading of the Homeric Hymn to Hermes. This Homeric Hymn tells the story of the birth of Hermes and all the adventures he had as a newborn baby (they were plentiful). It's sometimes attributed to Homer, but comes from a similar time period in any case. This translation is by Hugh Evelyn-White and is in the Public Domain.


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Apr 02, 2021
Mini Myth: Kind, Noble Theseus, His Herd of Pegasi & the Defeat of the Kraken
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Ever heard the one about kind Theseus, his herd of Pegasi, the Kraken, and the ancient island of Santorini?

Sources: My imagination. None of this is true.

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Apr 01, 2021
CXIX: They’re Warriors with Great Names, the Mythological History of the Amazons
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The incredible women of the Amazons exist in myth and history, even if their myths tend to revolve around certain Greek heroes. Otrera, Hippolyta, Antiope, Penthesilea...

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The Amazons by Adrienne Mayor; Homer's Iliad, translated by Caroline Alexander, another translated by Richard Lattimore; Theoi.com entries on Otrera, Penthesilea, and the Amazonian nymph Harmonia.

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Mar 30, 2021
AUDIOBOOK TRAILER! Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook
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Enjoy this bonus trailer for the audiobook version of Liv's forthcoming book Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook, read by Liv herself and available wherever you get your audiobooks! linktr.ee/livalbert

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Mar 27, 2021
Conversations: Kore, Persephone, Real Women and the Dread Goddess of the Underworld with Dr. Ellie Mackin Roberts
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Persephone and real women of antiquity. Dr Ellie Mackin Roberts, author of Heroines of Olympus, talks about the versions of Persephone, real women's interactions with her, and understanding the idea of "abduction" in Greek mythology. Follow Ellie on TikTok and Twitter.

CW/TW: **This episode contains more discussion of assault than usual, and in the context of historical women of ancient Greece; the references begin after the ad break**

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Mar 26, 2021
CXVIII: Phaedra and the Curse of Theseus & A Conversation with Jennifer Saint
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Phaedra is one of the most misunderstood women of mythology, and Greek tragedy. But she was so much more than the problematic, tragic Phaedra of Euripides' Hippolytus. The episode tells her story, and includes a conversation with author Jennifer Saint, who's new book Ariadne is available for pre-order!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Pandora's Jar by Natalie Haynes, Heroines of Olympus by Ellie Mackin Roberts, and, peripherally, Ovid's Heroides.

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Mar 23, 2021
Bonus Conversation: Sara Richard, Illustrator of Greek Mythology the Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook
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Liv speaks with the illustrator of her upcoming book of Greek mythology. Preorder links here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Mar 20, 2021
Conversations: Seduction or Strategy? The Very Real Cleopatra VII with The Partial Historians
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In a bit of a departure from other Conversations episodes, Dr. Rad and Dr. G of the Partial Historians Podcast give Liv a history lesson, with a rundown on the life of Cleopatra VII, the last Pharaoh of Egypt.

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Mar 19, 2021
CXVII: The Heroines of Thebes, Jocasta & Antigone (The Phoenician Women Part Two)
2077

The life of Jocasta after the tragedy of her marriage to Oedipus continues with more tragedy in the city of Thebes.

CW/TW: death by suicide; and far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Euripides' The Phoenician Women, two translations used: Elizabeth Wickoff and Cecelia Luschnig (quotes from Luschnig); Pandora's Jar by Natalie Haynes.

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Mar 16, 2021
Conversations: Jason Has the Personality of a Used Dishcloth, Medea with Anwen Kya Hayward
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Liv is back speaking with author of the Medusa novella, Here, the World Entire, Anwen Kya Hayward all about the intricacies and nuances of Medea (Jason and Theseus are dragged, of course).

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Works Referred: Euripides' Medea, Ovid's Heroides (quotes from Harold Isbell translation), Seneca's Medea, and peripherally Apollonios' Argonautika.

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Mar 12, 2021
CXVI: Jocasta Beyond Oedipus, Euripides’ The Phoenician Women (Part One)
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Oedipus, and by extension Jocasta's story is known primarily via Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos, but Euripides's Phoenician Women has a much more satisfying story for the queen of Thebes.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Two translations of Euripides' The Phoenician Women, one translated by Elizabeth Wickoff the other by Cecelia Luschnig (Lushnig's is quoted); Natalie Haynes' Pandora's Jar.

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Mar 09, 2021
Conversations: I Promise We’re Not Defending Murder, Clytemnestra with Aimee Hinds
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Liv speaks with Aimee Hinds about the intricacies of Clytemnestra's story and how storytellers and reception over millennia has affected the understanding of this powerful Spartan woman. Follow Aimee Hinds on Twitter, here and check out her incredible Etsy shop here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources referred to: Aeschylys's Oresteia, Sophocles' Electra, Euripides' Orestes and Electra (ie, all the stories of the death of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra); Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis. For episodes covering Clytemnestra's story, refer to those on the Oresteia primarily, plus some early Trojan War and Atreidae Curse.

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Mar 05, 2021
CXV: Evil or Righteous? Manipulative or Brilliant? Wronged Women of Mythology
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In the first episode of International Women's Month, stories of the many women wronged by history and mythology. Jocasta, Medea, Medusa, Helen, Andromeda, Clytemnestra, and Penelope.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Past episodes on Medea, here, here, and here. On Medusa here, here, and here.

Sources: Inspiration and some material from Pandora's Jar by Natalie Haynes.

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Mar 02, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XXIV
1986

Liv reads Book XXIV of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. In the final (*tear*) episode of the Odyssey, Odysseus reunites with his father and there's a bit of a scuffle with the family of the suitors,

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Feb 26, 2021
CXIV: Dionysus Is Everyone & Everything, Queer Theory with the Queer Classicist Yentl Love
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Dionysus is Queer as hell. Liv speaks with Yentl Love of the Queer Classicist all about Dionysus and queer theory. Plus, is Harry Styles today's Dionysus?! (Yes.) Here is a link to the post referenced: https://www.thequeerclassicist.com/post/harry-styles-dionysus-reborn.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Feb 23, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XXIII
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Liv reads Book XXIII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Penelope and Odysseus: reunited and it feels so good.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Feb 19, 2021
CXIII: Zodiac Constellation Bonanza! (A Re-Airing of All the Zodiac Mini Myths)
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All the Zodiac Constellation Mini Myths in one place! This episode is a compilation of all of the Mini Myth episodes over the course of 2018-2019 that were dedicated to the Zodiac Constellation mythology.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Refer to the original Mini Myth Zodiac episodes for an exhaustive list of sources.

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Feb 16, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XXII
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Liv reads Book XXII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. It's murderin' time. Odysseus, Telemachus, Eumaeus, and the death of all the suitors.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Feb 12, 2021
CXII: Alcibiades Was Very Real, an Assassin's Creed Odyssey (& Whatever Else) Q&A
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Liv answers your questions about Assassin's Creed Odyssey's mythology and historicity, and her favourite food, and the gods in general, and whatever else you all asked.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Feb 09, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XXI
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Liv reads Book XXI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Hmm, hmm, hmm... Who can string that bow?

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Feb 05, 2021
CXI: Climate Crisis, But Make it Ancient… Deucalion, Pyrrha, and the Great Deluge
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Which ancient civilization *didn't* have a flood myth, that's the real question! It's time for the full story of the flood myth of the ancient Greeks, the Great Deluge and Deucalion and Pyrrha.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com for varied sources and versions; Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum for the extensively detailed story.

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Feb 02, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XX
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Liv reads Book XX of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Things heat up between the disguised Odysseus and the suitors of Penelope.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jan 29, 2021
BONUS: Why We Should Give Aeneas A Chance, with Dr. Aven McMaster
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That's right: it's time to defend Aeneas! Classics professor Dr. Aven McMaster tells me all about Virgil's Aeneid, why the Aeneid is Good, Actually, and why we should really give Aeneas a chance. (Brief, simplified historical note should you get confused: Octavian = Augustus. Same person, Octavian = before he was emperor, Augustus = emperor.) You can find more from Aven on alliterative.net.

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Jan 27, 2021
CX: The Real Aeneid Was the Friends We Made Along the Way (Aeneid Finale)
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It's here: the final episode of the Aeneid. The battle isn't over... Bloodshed, meddling goddesses, and angry dudes. Aeneas vs. Turnus... last man standing.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Jan 26, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XIX
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Liv reads Book XIX of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus finally speaks with Penelope and comes up with even more detailed lies about his identity.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jan 22, 2021
CIX: Calliope is Over Your Sh*t, the Women of the Trojan War with Natalie Haynes
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Liv speaks with author and classicist Natalie Haynes about the women of the Trojan War and Pandora. Natalie's latest books are A Thousand Ships, recently published in North America and Pandora's Jar, available in the UK. Also mentioned is her book the Children of Jocasta, and the recently performed play series 15 Heroines, put on virtually by the Jermyn Street Theatre in London.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Jan 19, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XVIII
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Liv reads Book XVIII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus, still in disguise, makes trouble with the suitors of Penelope.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jan 15, 2021
CVIII: Violent Aeneas, Merciful Aeneas, Phantom Aeneas (The Aeneid Part 13)
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The war between the Trojans and their allies and Turnus, the Latins, and theirs, continues. Pallas, Lausus, and Mezentius enter the fray and things don't go well for any of them. Plus, ghost Aeneas!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Virgil's Aeneid translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Jan 12, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XVII
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Liv reads Book XVII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus returns home to Penelope, before Odysseus and Eumaeus also return to the palace and the suitors within.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jan 08, 2021
A Conversation on Medusa and Fragility, with Anwen Kya Hayward
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In this bonus episode, Liv speaks with author Anwen Kya Hayward about Medusa and her ability to attract horrible men on the internet. Find Anwen on twitter here, her book, Here, the World Entire here, and a thread of relevant Medusa tweets and responses to them here. (Note: this episode was recorded in October 2020)

CW/TW: particular warning for references to sexual assault in this episode.

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Jan 05, 2021
CVII: Sister, Survivor, Saviour, the Gorgon Medusa
2091

Medusa is never just one thing: her history, variations on her story, interpretations... There's a whole wide world of Medusa and this episode attempts to touch upon just a fraction of ancient sources and versions. Monster? Beautiful woman? Survivor? Mother? One of three mortal queens? Medusa is everything. Find the thread of relevant Medusa tweets and responses to them here. Liv has also discussed Medusa on the The Partial Historians podcast, listen here, and Next Door Villain, listen here.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Theoi.com, The Medusa Reader edited by Marjorie Garber and Nancy J. Vickers.

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Jan 05, 2021
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XVI
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Liv reads Book XVI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus returns to Ithaca and he and his father are finally reunited. Meanwhile, the suitors plot...

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jan 01, 2021
CVI: Alexander the Great, the Man, the Myth (& the Movie) with Meg Finlayson
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Liv speaks with Meg Finlayson (@agameganon on Twitter) all about Alexander the Great and Macedon. They talk history and mythology, especially in relation to the 2004 movie (but you don't have to have sat through those 3 hours, don't worry!).

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Dec 29, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XV
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Liv reads Book XV of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus leaves Sparta for Ithaca, and Odysseus chats some more with Eumaeus, the swineherd (who's got QUITE the life story).

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Dec 25, 2020
CV: Poetess of the Ancient World, Sappho (with Ellie and Alyse of the Sweetbitter Podcast)
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Finally, Sappho! Along with Ellie and Alyse of the Sweetbitter podcast devoted to her, Liv discusses Sappho, the very real Greek poet and overall badass woman. Make sure to subscribe to the Sweetbitter podcast where ever you listen, or visit sweetbitterpodcast.com. Liv is on their show talking Aphrodite on December 24th.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Diane Rayor's translation of Sappho; the play mentioned is The War/The Desert/The Labyrinth, 15 Heroines, put on by the Jermyn Street Theatre in November of 2020 (it's amazing).

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Dec 22, 2020
BONUS: Io Saturnalia! An Episode of Ancient History Fangirl
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Roman mythology and the Saturnalia festival. Io Saturnalia! This BONUS! episode is an episode of Ancient History Fangirl!Subscribe to Ancient History Fangirl wherever you get your podcasts, or visit: ancienthistoryfangirl.com.

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Dec 19, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XIV
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Liv reads Book XIV of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. In disguise, Odysseus weaves an intricate story to his own swineherd, Eumaeus.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Dec 18, 2020
CIV: Rosy-Fingered Dawn, Eos, Was Problematic As Hell (Cephalus Wasn’t Much Better)
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Rosy-Fingered Titan/goddess Eos has a great epithet, but she wasn't such a great lady... She had a habit of pulling a Zeus. The stories of Cephalus and Procris, and Tithonus.

CW/TW far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum; Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard.

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Dec 15, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XIII
1647

Liv reads Book of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Finally, Odysseus reaches the shores of Ithaca.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Dec 11, 2020
CIII: What is the Aeneid Without Aeneas? The Second Trojan War Continues (The Aeneid Part 12)
1492

The war rages on, Trojans vs. Latins. Jove convenes a meeting of the gods and Juno and Venus each make their case. And finally, FINALLY, Aeneas is on the horizon.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Dec 08, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XII
1747

Liv reads Book XII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus and his crew encounter all the biggest baddies: the Sirens, Scylla, Charybdis, and Helios's cattle...

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Dec 04, 2020
CII: Vulcan Sure Can Forge a Prescient Shield (The Aeneid Part 11)
1854

It's time for war... Fortunately, though, the future's pretty clearly laid out on Vulcan's shield for Aeneas. The war with Turnus and the Latins begins.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Dec 01, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XI
2264

Liv reads Book XI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus travels to the Underworld and visits with the dead.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Nov 27, 2020
CI: Just When Things Are Looking Up, Aeneas Goes to War (the Aeneid Part 10)
1881

Finally, finally, Aeneas and the Trojans reach Latium. But Hera isn't finished with them yet!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Nov 24, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book X
1973

Liv reads Book X of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Winds! Laestrygonians! And a witch, Circe.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Nov 20, 2020
C: Sing, Muses, of Yourselves… of Apollo, Eagles, Dragons, and the Oracle of Delphi
1990

The *official* 100th episode is here! Sing, Muses, of the Oracle, the woman who held the fates of the Greeks in her hands. And of yourselves, the women who give us the arts and all its wonders.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Hesiod's Theogony and the Homeric Hymns translated by Hugh Evelyn White; The Oracle: Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind its Lost Secrets by William J. Broad; quotes from: The Iliad translated by Caroline Alexander, The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson. All other quotes found and sourced on Theoi.com under Muses.

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Nov 17, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book IX
2085

Liv reads Book IX of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus tells the story of he and his men arriving on the island of the Cyclopes.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Nov 13, 2020
XCIX: Aeneas, Anchises, and Underworld Propaganda (The Aeneid Part 9)
2008

Aeneas travels to the Underworld to speak with his father and learn the future of his descendants including, once again, Caesar and Augustus themselves!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Nov 10, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book VIII
2027

Liv reads Book VIII of Homer's Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Having arrived before King Antinous, Odysseus is welcomed by the Phaeacians who hold athletic games and a feast in the stranger's honour.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Nov 06, 2020
XCVIII: The Cyprian Goddess, the Cytherean, Venus, Aphrodite, A Conversation with Author Bettany Hughes
3492

Liv speaks with Bettany Hughes about all things Aphrodite, Venus, and her ancestors throughout even more ancient Mediterranean cultures. You can find Bettany Hughes's book Venus and Aphrodite at your local bookstore.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Nov 03, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book VII
1319

Liv reads Book VII of Homer's Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus meets with Alcinous and Arete, king and queen of the Phaeacians.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Oct 30, 2020
XCVII: My Favorite [Ancient] Murder, Nyx, Eris, and their Deadly Dynasty
1616

It's here: the final episode of Spooky Season... featuring the mother-daughter goddesses of darkness themselves, Nyx and Eris, and their deadly dynasty of murder, manslaughter, and overall mayhem, including serial killers of Greek mythology.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Hesiod's Theogony translated by Hugh Evelyn White; Theoi.com.

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Oct 27, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book VI
1283

Liv reads Book VI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus arrives on the island of Scheria where he encounters Nausicaa, princess of the Phaeacians.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Oct 23, 2020
XCVI: Horror Comes in Many Forms… the Transformations of the Daughters of Minyas, Procne & Philomela
2038

There's horror movie horror, and there's "the world is dark and awful" horror. This episode has a little of each... The Daughters of Minyas could've used to be a bit more deferential to the god Dionysus, and Procne and Philomela, well, they were just unlucky enough to meet Tereus.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault (this one especially). Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Apollodorus' the Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Theoi.com.

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Oct 20, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book V
1764

Liv reads Book V of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Finally, Odysseus! On orders from Zeus, Calypso allows him to leave Ogygia.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Oct 16, 2020
XCV: Blood-soaked Trees, Erysichthon Eats Himself & Bonus Boogeywomen of Ancient Greece
1743

For the next episode in Spooky Season, we travel to Thessaly where their king, Erysichthon gets a horrifying punishment for his crimes against Demeter. Plus, Lamia and Empusa... monstrous and vampiric women of mythology.

CW/TW: eating disorders; and as usual: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds (A Sourcebook) by Daniel Ogden, Theoi.com, Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, and Apuleius's The Golden Ass, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Oct 13, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book IV
2845

Liv reads Book IV of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus visits Sparta for news from Menelaus.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Oct 09, 2020
XCIV: The Lycanthropic Tale of Lycaon & Other Ghosts & Werewolves
1631

It's officially Spooky Season! Ancient werewolves, ghosts, and haunted houses...


CW/TW: this episode contains less mythological references to sexual assault and may be more triggering than typical episodes, there is a warning in the episode prior to that story and can easily be avoided.


Sources: Theoi: https://www.theoi.com/Heros/Lykaon.html; Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum; Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds by Daniel Ogden.


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Oct 06, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book III
1665

Liv reads Book III of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus travels to Pylos to hear what news Nestor has about Odysseus.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Oct 02, 2020
XCIII: A Dramatic Ship Race & Someone Lands in Blood and Dung (The Aeneid Part 8)
1254

Abandoning queens! Burial anniversary celebrations! Funereal ship races! Aeneas and the Trojans set off from Carthage, but there is more in their way. They must land on Sicily where they take the opportunity to hold some anniversary funereal rites for Aeneas's father, Anchises. Plus, a ghost!


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Aeneid by Virgil, translated by Sarah Ruden.


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Sep 29, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book II
1506

Liv reads Book II of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus gathers together a counsel.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Sep 25, 2020
XCII: Augustus's Rome, Carthage & the History of Virgil's Dido (with Ancient History Fangirl!)
4072

In this special episode devoted to even more on the queen of Carthage, Dido, Liv teams up with Genn and Jenny of Ancient History Fangirl for a rundown of why Rome "needed" so much Augustan propaganda, and what that means for the real Carthage and the mythological Dido. There's drunken elephants, loathing of Julius Caesar, gossip about Augustus's family, Cleopatra, Ovid, and of course, Dido.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sep 22, 2020
Liv Reads Homer