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

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Greek and Roman mythology: we all know the basics, but have you ever really considered how crazy some of the stories are? The gods did some pretty weird (and awful) things. In Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! a myth geek tells stories of different myths in a casual, contemporary, and straight-up blunt…

Liv, Greek Mythology Geek


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    Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book II (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 36:14


    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 Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    For the God of Bloodlust He's Kind of a Softy, Stories of Ares

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 32:15


    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.Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Conversations: Becoming One With Gaia, Plant Myths & Sacred Groves w/ Eva Rummery

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 77:22


    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.Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    An Assault On Olympus! The Giant Twin Troublemakers, Otus & Ephialtes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 32:01


    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.Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book I (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 32:14


    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 Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Born From a Cosmic Egg, You Say? More Orphic Tradition Horrors & Oddities

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 41:17


    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.Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Conversations: Life Outside the Wolf Den, Ancient Pompeii & the House With the Golden Door w/ Elodie Harper

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 64:17


    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.Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Finally We're Talking About Zagreus, Are You Happy? The Orphic Thrice Born Dionysus

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 38:43


    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.Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Conversations: Can You Smell the God In the Air?! Epiphanies in Antiquity w/ Gillian Glass

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 82:52


    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.Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    There's Life After Death, An Attempt to Understand the Orphic Tradition

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 45:33


    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 IIIAttributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    INTRODUCING: The Ancient History Hound

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 3:17


    Subcribe to Ancient History Hound on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book I (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 37:55


    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 Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Don't Look Back! The Mysterious Story of Orpheus & Eurydice

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 35:06


    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.Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Conversations: Exploring an Alternate Helen, Behind the Scenes of the Eidolon & Euripides' Play w/ CW Marshall

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 74:15


    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.Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    BONUS: The Choral Ode's of Euripides' Helen Are Worth Listening To

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 9:44


    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!Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    CLXXVI: The Ancient Heist You Never Knew You Needed, Euripides' Helen (Part 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 39:36


    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!Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Conversations: There Should Be More Kissing in Space, Galactic Dionysus & Ariadne w/ Cait Corrain

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 85:26


    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.Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    CLXXIV: First He Made Us Feel For Agamemnon, and Now Menelaus is Sexy?! Euripides' Helen (Part 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 36:22


    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!Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    RE-AIR: Liv Reads Ovid, the Heroides of Paris & Helen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 50:30


    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!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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    CLXXIV: TFW Your Ghost Eidolon Causes the Most Famous War in Ancient History, Euripides' Helen (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 37:57


    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!Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Conversations: Getting Trapped in Plato's Web... Timaeus, Atlantis, & Hesiodic Myth w/ Kaitlyn Boulding

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 81:45


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

    CLXXIII: What If Helen Was a Ghost, Though? Euripides' Helen (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 34:06


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

    Anniversary Special: Let's Learn About the Ancient Mediterranean!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 52:56


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

    CLXXII: How Much Mythology Is Too Much?? Five Years of Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 56:20


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

    Liv Reads Ovid: The Heroides of Penelope & Dido

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 35:07


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

    CLXXI: Mythology Meets History, Theseus as an Athenian Politician & Generally Awful Guy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 40:53


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

    Conversations: Textual Ghosts, The Intersection of Athenian Autochthony and Disability, w/ Justin Lorenzo Biggi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 71:07


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

    Liv Reads Lucian: The True History, Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 44:41


    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!Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    RE-AIR: Conversations: Who Really is Hephaestus? Disability in Greek Myth w/ Kyle Lewis Jordan (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 67:09


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

    Liv Reads Lucian: The True History, Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 39:53


    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!Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Liv Reads Ovid: The Heroides of Leander & Hero

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 38:31


    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!Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Liv Reads Lucian: The True History, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 40:44


    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!Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Conversations: Just Keep Swimming, Hero, Leander & the World of Ancient Swimming w/ Professor Karen Carr

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 60:00


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

    CLXX: Leander Swam Far Beyond the Ancient World, The Stormy Story of Hero & Leander

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 37:49


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

    PRIDE SPECIAL: Call Them Queer, Conversations of Queerness, Asexuality, Nonbinary Gods & So Much More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 64:16


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

    PRIDE SPECIAL: Gay Gods, Transgender Transformations, & Pansexual Poets, LGBTQIA Representation in Ancient Greece

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 37:57


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

    Liv Reads the Batrachomyomachia, the Battle of Frogs & Mice

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 33:04


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

    CLXIX: There Once Was a Battle of Frogs & Mice, the Satirical Silliness of the Batrachomyomachia

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 37:41


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

    Conversations: There's Much to Do, and Many Unknowns On the Horizon… Herodotus in Egypt w/ Kate Minniti

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 90:16


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

    CLXVIII: That is One Cursed Necklace! The Deadly Dynasty of Cadmus & Harmonia (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 38:26


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

    Liv Reads the Shield of Heracles

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 39:29


    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!Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    CLXVII: Daughter of Gods Meets Phoenician Hero, the Story of Cadmus & Harmonia (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 34:30


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

    Conversations: Hellenistic Kings' Mythic Callbacks & Cosplaying Heroes, The Hellenistic Period w/ Eduardo García-Molina (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 62:04


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

    Re-Air: The Blood & Madness of Euripides' Bacchae (Part 1 & 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 58:13


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

    INTRODUCING: Movies We Dig: The Ancient World On Film

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 7:58


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    Conversations: The Hellenistic Period & It's Middle Child Syndrome, w/ Eduardo García-Molina (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 58:09


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

    CLXVI: Day 42, Still Planning to K*ll Agamemnon, A Conversation with Ariadne & Elektra Author, Jennifer Saint

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 66:43


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

    Conversations: Schrodinger's Alcestis, Theories On the How & Why Behind Euripides' Alcestis, w/ Dr. Ellie Mackin Roberts

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 101:30


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

    BONUS RE-AIR: She-Wolves of Pompeii, The Lupenar, the Wolf Den with Elodie Harper

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 42:22


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

    CLXV: Well, Well, Well, If it Isn't the Consequences of My Own Actions… (Euripides' Alcestis Part 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 33:36


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

    Liv Reads the (Remaining) Homeric Hymns

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 35:41


    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!Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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