8 episodes

A calm and reflective place to talks about the classic works of literature. From Homer to Cormac McCarthy and everything in between. If you are a bibliophile, or someone who wants to read classics but doesn’t know where to start, then this is the podcast for you.

Mike’s Great Book Corner Mike Burns

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A calm and reflective place to talks about the classic works of literature. From Homer to Cormac McCarthy and everything in between. If you are a bibliophile, or someone who wants to read classics but doesn’t know where to start, then this is the podcast for you.

    Episode 6: Aristophanes

    Episode 6: Aristophanes

    Come join me as we move from the grandeur of Greek Tragedy to the satirical wit of a Greek comedy.

    • 6 min
    Episode 5: Greek Tragedy

    Episode 5: Greek Tragedy

    Join me as we look at some of the surviving works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.

    • 8 min
    Episode 4: Sappho

    Episode 4: Sappho

    We move from epic poetry to the lyric poetry of Sappho. We shift now from grand tales of legendary warriors, to the greatest battle of all; that which lies within our own hearts.

    • 6 min
    Episode 3: Homer’s Odyssey

    Episode 3: Homer’s Odyssey

    Join me as we look at Odysseus’ perilous and lengthy journey home following the Trojan War.

    • 9 min
    Episode 2: Homer’s Iliad

    Episode 2: Homer’s Iliad

    Today we look at one of the most influential texts of all time; the Greek epic, The Iliad. Join me as we look at this great work and it’s enduring legacy.

    • 12 min
    Episode 1: The Epic of Gilgamesh

    Episode 1: The Epic of Gilgamesh

    We travel back to one of the oldest surviving works of literature; The Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh. Join me, as we begin our journey through the great works of literature, right from the very beginning.

    • 10 min

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