24 episodes

Teachers would call it 'lively,' scholars would call it 'unorthodox,' and I'd call it 'honest'...I re-interpret Virgil's Aeneid with a dash of realism and all the underlying sarcastic comments necessary, reminding everyone that the classics are for all of us, always.
(ps. in Rome, the plebs were the ordinary people. You and me. This is Classics, for Us).

Bonus points: if you're studying Classics right now, I made sure to include all those important bits that'll definitely come up in your exams...

Classics For Plebs Attica

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Teachers would call it 'lively,' scholars would call it 'unorthodox,' and I'd call it 'honest'...I re-interpret Virgil's Aeneid with a dash of realism and all the underlying sarcastic comments necessary, reminding everyone that the classics are for all of us, always.
(ps. in Rome, the plebs were the ordinary people. You and me. This is Classics, for Us).

Bonus points: if you're studying Classics right now, I made sure to include all those important bits that'll definitely come up in your exams...

    Metamorphoses - Book Nine: Hercules, Horns and Havoc

    Metamorphoses - Book Nine: Hercules, Horns and Havoc

    The one where Achelous, a very-boring River god, develops an accent more suited to a bored Northern receptionist, a girl turns into a tree, we finally hear about Hercules, another girl turns into a tree, Ovid reminds us that incest never ends well and, to shake things up a little, a girl turns into a tree…

    • 18 min
    Metamorphoses - Book Eight: Ariadne, Atlanta, and Achelous

    Metamorphoses - Book Eight: Ariadne, Atlanta, and Achelous

    The one with all the A’s. Bonus points if you can pronounce all the names (apologies, it’s very clear that I can’t). Note to self: there is nothing less sexy than taking your dad’s hair as a gift on a blind date, and never try to out- do a bloated river god at storytelling.

    • 19 min
    Metamorphoses - Book Seven: Magic, Murder, and Medea

    Metamorphoses - Book Seven: Magic, Murder, and Medea

    Please don't try these spells at home, kids. Or steal any magical oak trees. Or invoke the wrath of Juno. 

    It never ends well.

    • 15 min
    Metamorphoses - Book Six: The Wonders of Weaving

    Metamorphoses - Book Six: The Wonders of Weaving

    Can you solve the following equations? (Don’t forget to show your working out!)

    1. Arachne had 2 legs. Now she has 8. How did that happen?
    2. Niobe had 14 children. Now she has none. Where did they go?

    Listen on to check your answers and learn so many more bizarre stories in Book Six of Ovid’s Metamorphoses!

    • 14 min
    Metamorphoses - Book Five: The Amusing Tale of the Musing Muses

    Metamorphoses - Book Five: The Amusing Tale of the Musing Muses

    Roll up, roll up! Join us, mortals and immortals and any nymphs in-between, for Book Five of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, including all your favourite family games: Pull the Gorgon out of the Hat, Pin the Tail on the Newt-Boy, and Pass the Persephone (except you don’t ever let her go. ever).

    • 14 min
    Metamorphoses -Book Four: The Sex-Starved Sisters and other Saucy Tales

    Metamorphoses -Book Four: The Sex-Starved Sisters and other Saucy Tales

    Once upon a time there were three little nymphomaniacs, and their names were Arsippe, Leuconoë and Alcithoë….
    Also, you want the #honest story of Medusa? I got you, babe.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Qpsyebd ,

an utter delight

So well-conceived, thoughtful, and fun to listen to.

Lord Bubrin ,

Fun, joyful, clever, and educational!

Impossible to listen to this podcast without smiling. Classics content performed with a passion for antiquity that can’t be faked. Anyone interested in a joyful life of the mind will find it great listening.

Shabangua ,

A refreshing listen to a story we all know

As someone who has read the Aeneid multiple times. This retelling is both well-written and well-delivered, and the length of the episodes are perfect for short car rides. An easy recommendation!

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