Episodes
Dionysus is Queer as hell. Liv speaks with Yentl Love of the Queer Classicist all about Dionysus and queer theory. Plus, is Harry Styles today's Dionysus?! (Yes.) Here is a link to the post referenced: https://www.thequeerclassicist.com/post/harry-styles-dionysus-reborn. 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...
Published 02/23/21
Liv reads Book XXIII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Penelope and Odysseus: reunited and it feels so good. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names  Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here:...
Published 02/19/21
All the Zodiac Constellation Mini Myths in one place! This episode is a compilation of all of the Mini Myth episodes over the course of 2018-2019 that were dedicated to the Zodiac Constellation mythology. 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: Refer to the original Mini Myth Zodiac episodes for an exhaustive list of sources. Attributions...
Published 02/16/21
Liv reads Book XXII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. It's murderin' time. Odysseus, Telemachus, Eumaeus, and the death of all the suitors. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names  Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can...
Published 02/12/21
Liv answers your questions about Assassin's Creed Odyssey's mythology and historicity, and her favourite food, and the gods in general, and whatever else you all asked. 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.   See...
Published 02/09/21
Liv reads Book XXI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Hmm, hmm, hmm... Who can string that bow? This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names  Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here:...
Published 02/05/21
Which ancient civilization *didn't* have a flood myth, that's the real question! It's time for the full story of the flood myth of the ancient Greeks, the Great Deluge and Deucalion and Pyrrha. 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: Theoi.com for varied sources and versions; Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum for the...
Published 02/02/21
Liv reads Book XX of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Things heat up between the disguised Odysseus and the suitors of Penelope. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names  Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here:...
Published 01/29/21
That's right: it's time to defend Aeneas! Classics professor Dr. Aven McMaster tells me all about Virgil's Aeneid, why the Aeneid is Good, Actually, and why we should really give Aeneas a chance. (Brief, simplified historical note should you get confused: Octavian = Augustus. Same person, Octavian = before he was emperor, Augustus = emperor.) You can find more from Aven on alliterative.net. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here:...
Published 01/27/21
It's here: the final episode of the Aeneid. The battle isn't over... Bloodshed, meddling goddesses, and angry dudes. Aeneas vs. Turnus... last man standing. 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: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here:...
Published 01/26/21
Liv reads Book XIX of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus finally speaks with Penelope and comes up with even more detailed lies about his identity. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names  Attributions and licensing information for music used in the...
Published 01/22/21
Liv speaks with author and classicist Natalie Haynes about the women of the Trojan War and Pandora. Natalie's latest books are A Thousand Ships, recently published in North America and Pandora's Jar, available in the UK. Also mentioned is her book the Children of Jocasta, and the recently performed play series 15 Heroines, put on virtually by the Jermyn Street Theatre in London. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters,...
Published 01/19/21
Liv reads Book XVIII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus, still in disguise, makes trouble with the suitors of Penelope. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names  Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found...
Published 01/15/21
The war between the Trojans and their allies and Turnus, the Latins, and theirs, continues. Pallas, Lausus, and Mezentius enter the fray and things don't go well for any of them. Plus, ghost Aeneas! 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: Virgil's Aeneid translated by Sarah Ruden. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the...
Published 01/12/21
Liv reads Book XVII of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus returns home to Penelope, before Odysseus and Eumaeus also return to the palace and the suitors within. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names  Attributions and licensing information for...
Published 01/08/21
In this bonus episode, Liv speaks with author Anwen Kya Hayward about Medusa and her ability to attract horrible men on the internet. Find Anwen on twitter here, her book, Here, the World Entire here, and a thread of relevant Medusa tweets and responses to them here. (Note: this episode was recorded in October 2020) CW/TW: particular warning for references to sexual assault in this episode. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here:...
Published 01/05/21
Medusa is never just one thing: her history, variations on her story, interpretations... There's a whole wide world of Medusa and this episode attempts to touch upon just a fraction of ancient sources and versions. Monster? Beautiful woman? Survivor? Mother? One of three mortal queens? Medusa is everything. Find the thread of relevant Medusa tweets and responses to them here. Liv has also discussed Medusa on the The Partial Historians podcast, listen here, and Next Door Villain, listen...
Published 01/05/21
Liv reads Book XVI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus returns to Ithaca and he and his father are finally reunited. Meanwhile, the suitors plot... This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names  Attributions and licensing information for music used in...
Published 01/01/21
Liv speaks with Meg Finlayson (@agameganon on Twitter) all about Alexander the Great and Macedon. They talk history and mythology, especially in relation to the 2004 movie (but you don't have to have sat through those 3 hours, don't worry!). 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...
Published 12/29/20
Liv reads Book XV of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus leaves Sparta for Ithaca, and Odysseus chats some more with Eumaeus, the swineherd (who's got QUITE the life story). This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names  Attributions and licensing...
Published 12/25/20
Finally, Sappho! Along with Ellie and Alyse of the Sweetbitter podcast devoted to her, Liv discusses Sappho, the very real Greek poet and overall badass woman. Make sure to subscribe to the Sweetbitter podcast where ever you listen, or visit sweetbitterpodcast.com. Liv is on their show talking Aphrodite on December 24th. 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...
Published 12/22/20
Roman mythology and the Saturnalia festival. Io Saturnalia! This BONUS! episode is an episode of Ancient History Fangirl!Subscribe to Ancient History Fangirl wherever you get your podcasts, or visit: ancienthistoryfangirl.com. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 12/19/20
Liv reads Book XIV of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. In disguise, Odysseus weaves an intricate story to his own swineherd, Eumaeus. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names  Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found...
Published 12/18/20
Rosy-Fingered Titan/goddess Eos has a great epithet, but she wasn't such a great lady... She had a habit of pulling a Zeus. The stories of Cephalus and Procris, and Tithonus. 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: Theoi.com; Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum; Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin...
Published 12/15/20
Liv reads Book of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Finally, Odysseus reaches the shores of Ithaca. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names  Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here:...
Published 12/11/20