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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. This isn't your average storytelling podcast: Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the insane 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.

Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast Liv, Greek Mythology Geek

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    • 4.8, 4 Ratings

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. This isn't your average storytelling podcast: Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the insane 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.

    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Ten

    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Ten

    Liv reads Book Ten of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title!
    Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out:Zeus = Jove/Jupiter
    Hera = Juno
    Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva
    Ares = Mars
    Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione
    Poseidon = Neptune
    Hades = Pluto
    Hermes = Mercury
    Kronos = Saturn
    Artemis = Diana
    Leto = Latona
    Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird)
    Heracles = Hercules
    (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Argives = from Argos, Ilius = Troy, Dardanian = ally of Troy, Alexandrus = Paris)
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    • 32 min
    LXXXI: Daedalus’ Inventions, Icarus & the Melting Point of Wax

    LXXXI: Daedalus’ Inventions, Icarus & the Melting Point of Wax

    A certain famous inventor and his impulsive son attempt to escape the island of Crete. It doesn't go well. Flying too close to the sun has a price.

    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.

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    Sources: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, the Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, and Theoi.com

    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
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    • 27 min
    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Nine

    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Nine

    Liv reads Book Nine of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title!
    Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out:Zeus = Jove/Jupiter
    Hera = Juno
    Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva
    Ares = Mars
    Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione
    Poseidon = Neptune
    Hades = Pluto
    Persephone = Proserpine
    Hermes = Mercury
    Kronos = Saturn
    Artemis = Diana
    Leto = Latona
    Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird)
    Heracles = Hercules
    (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Argives = from Argos, Ilius = Troy, Dardanian = ally of Troy, Alexandrus = Paris)
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    • 37 min
    SPECIAL: Shakespeare's Helen of Troy, a Conversation About Troilus and Cressida

    SPECIAL: Shakespeare's Helen of Troy, a Conversation About Troilus and Cressida

    Liv speaks with Danielle LaRose of Tiger's Hearts Collective, an all woman theatre company performing Troilus and Cressida (virtually) on May 25th for #CanadaPerforms. We talk Shakespeare, women in theatre, feminism, mythology, and Homer in general. And, of course, all about Shakespeare's interpretation of the Trojan War and all its heroes: Troilus and Cressida. The (shortened) play will be performed at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern on May 25th. Visit: https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/26631 for how and when to watch.

    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 information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
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    • 54 min
    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Eight

    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book Eight

    Liv reads Book Eight of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title!
    Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out:
    Zeus = Jove/Jupiter
    Hera = Juno
    Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva
    Ares = Mars
    Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione
    Poseidon = Neptune
    Hades = Pluto
    Hermes = Mercury
    Kronos = Saturn
    Artemis = Diana
    Leto = Latona
    Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird)
    Heracles = Hercules
    (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Argives = from Argos, Ilius = Troy, Dardanian = ally of Troy, Alexandrus = Paris)
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    • 30 min
    LXXX: This Guy, Am I Right? (Theseus Continued)

    LXXX: This Guy, Am I Right? (Theseus Continued)

    The adventures of this obnoxious hero continue. There's dealings with Medea, a war among family, the Marathonian bull is finally killed, and his most famous story begins.

    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.

    Sources: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, the Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, and Theoi.com.

    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
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    • 24 min

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