Episode 18: Homeric Hymn to Dionysus

January 8, 2017
We celebrate the new year with the story of a new arrival: Dionysus. The newest god of the Greek pantheon, Dionysus was imported into early Greek culture, probably from the east. The Hymn describes a young, strong and beautiful god who is abducted by pirates for ransom. Long story short, it doesn't quite work out for the pirates and yet again we see the after effects of a divine encounter.
 
Passages: Homeric Hymn to Dionysus (Hymn 7). 
 
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Episode 17: Heroes at Home Deianara

December 29, 2016
This week we meet an unlikely hero, Deianara. Can this fearful, anxious woman, blamed for the death of Heracles, be considered a hero? We think so!
 
Passages: Sophocles Trachiniae (Women of Trachis) lines 1-48, 436-469.
Translated by Michael Jameson, edited by Greene & Lattimore. Chicago, 1957.
 
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Episode 16 Heroes at Home: Helen of Troy

December 6, 2016
We continue our look at hereos at home with the one hero who needs no introduction: the (in)famous Helen of Troy!
 
Passages: Euripides Trojan Women lines 914-965

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Episode 15: Heroes at Home: Megara

November 16, 2016
Join our informal discussion on heroes of the home! Tonight we chat about Megara, the first wife of Heracles, from Euripides' Heracles.
 
Passages:
Euripides Heracles 275-311, 516-561.

 

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Episode 14: Necromancy in Greek Mythology (Hallowe’en Special)

October 31, 2016
It's Hallowe'en! We have a special spooky episode for you this week: two episodes of necromancy from Greek mythology! Follow the spell-binding details (haha!) of Odysseus' encounter with the dead and Jason's summoning of Hekate in Argnoaautika.

Passages:
Odyssey 11.13-50
Argonautika 3.1026-1224 

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Episode 13: Mythological Tour of the Solar System Ceres/Demeter

October 14, 2016

Our last stop on our mythological tour of the solar system is the dwarf planet Ceres! We take a look at the Greek goddess Demeter, who is anything but insignificant! 

(I can't believe we've made it through 13 episodes and you guys are still listening. Thanks!)

Passage: Homeric Hymn to Demeter (Trans. Susan Shelmerdine)

 

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Episode 12: Mythological Tour of the Solar System: Pluto/Hades

September 7, 2016
This week we visit the dwarf planet Pluto. Travel with us to the dark underworld and meet the Greek god Hades. It's not as scary as it sounds!

Passage: Homeric Hymn to Demeter (Trans. Susan Shelmerdine)

 

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Episode 11 Mythological Tour of the Solar System Neptune/Poseidon

August 24, 2016
We travel to that last of the gas giants, Neptune, and learn about Poseidon's role in the Trojan War.

 

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Episode 10: Mythological Tour of the Solar System Uranus/Ouranos

July 27, 2016
This week we discuss the story of Ouranos, an early sky god in Greek mythology. Darrin ties it in to Frankenstein and Alison offers some summer reading recommendations for those wanting to geek out on history of astronomy. The cat also makes a guest appearance. 

 

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Episode 9: Mythological Tour of the Solar System: Saturn/Kronos

July 9, 2016

 

Join us for another stop on our mythological tour of the solar system as we visit Saturn! This gas giant, featuring 53 moons and multiple rings, is named after the Roman god Saturn, (Kronos) the father of Jupiter (Zeus). We'll examine how the Romans and Greeks depicted Saturn/Kronos in different ways.


This week’s passages are from Hesiod "Theogony"; Virgil "Aeneid"; Ovid "Metamorphoses."


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