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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. I mean, how did they come up with this stuff? Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversatio ...
 
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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 t…
 
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 Gre…
 
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, …
 
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. Attributions and…
 
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 …
 
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. Attributions and licensing infor…
 
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. Attributions and…
 
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 vi…
 
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…
 
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'…
 
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 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 re…
 
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. So…
 
You know Leesa Charlotte from Sweetbitter, and Liv's episode on Sappho, but now she's created a pilot episode of the podcast The Murderesses of Cook Country Jail with Lungowe Zeko and they're up for iHeartRadio's Next Great Podcast. Check out the trailer here, listen to the podcast wherever you're listening to this one, and vote for Leesa and Lungo…
 
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 t…
 
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 w…
 
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 monster…
 
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