10 episodes

Greek mythology and history inspire Janell Rhiannon's adult mythology series, The Homeric Chronicles. In this podcast series, she shares how her research informed major plot structures and the various surprises that cast new light on old (and new) Trojan War characters. Her ultimate goal is to elevate the female voices of the Trojan War era, bringing a wider female audience to a genre that is most typically geared toward masculine perspectives.

Greek Mythology Retold Janell Rhiannon

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Greek mythology and history inspire Janell Rhiannon's adult mythology series, The Homeric Chronicles. In this podcast series, she shares how her research informed major plot structures and the various surprises that cast new light on old (and new) Trojan War characters. Her ultimate goal is to elevate the female voices of the Trojan War era, bringing a wider female audience to a genre that is most typically geared toward masculine perspectives.

    Hellen of Sparta and Troy: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology

    Hellen of Sparta and Troy: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology

    An exploration of how Helen of Troy and Sparta became the symbolic spark of the Trojan War. As a favorite of Aphrodite, she endured the goddess’ blessings and curses. The Wonder Women of Greek Mythology series focuses on the female characters of the Trojan War era.

    • 37 min
    Briseis: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology, Part 2 of 2

    Briseis: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology, Part 2 of 2

    Part 2 of 2: Continuing the exploration of how Briseis played a crucial part in Achilles life. Part two looks at how their relationship could have developed based on extant sources. By examining Achilles’ response to Agamemnon’s bribery and Briseis’ laments for Patrokles and Achilles, we’re able to glimpse an endearing portrait of one of the most famous Iliadic heroines. The Wonder Women of Greek Mythology series focuses on the female characters of the Trojan War era.

    • 24 min
    Briseis: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology, Part 1 of 2

    Briseis: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology, Part 1 of 2

    Part 1 of 2: An exploration of how Briseis played a central role in the civil war between Achilles and King Agamemnon. Taken as a war prize, she rose in status to become the wife of Achilles’ heart. The Wonder Women of Greek Mythology series focuses on the female characters of the Trojan War era.

    • 24 min
    Andromache: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology

    Andromache: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology

    An exploration of how Andromache’s experience of the Trojan War typified that of women in the ancient world. Unlike her Greek counterparts, Andromache lived through the war, day by day, alongside her husband, Hektor. The Wonder Women of Greek Mythology series focuses on the female characters of the Trojan War era.

    • 43 min
    Penelope: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology

    Penelope: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology

    An exploration of how Penelope evolved into the iconic figure of a faithful wife and cunning ally for her husband. Against the odds, she raised a prince to manhood and confounded dozens of suitors bent on ripping her world away. The Wonder Women of Greek Mythology series focuses on the female characters of the Trojan War era.

    • 34 min
    Hecuba and Leda: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology

    Hecuba and Leda: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology

    An exploration of two queens: Hecuba and Leda. These two opposing matriarchs of Greek mythology's most prestigious royal families have more in common, than not. The Wonder Women of Greek Mythology series focuses on the female characters of the Trojan War era.

    • 24 min

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