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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This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.