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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 wild 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 betwee ...
 
Thought-provoking videos about life and being human, with ideas from business leaders, psychologists and researchers speaking onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
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Last time we covered vampires, we were struck by the haunting connection between vampire myths and real disease. Between that and the many vampire myths from around the world that we didn’t have time to cover, you might say we had unfinished business with vampires. This Halloween, Ancient History Fangirl teams up with Raven Forrest Fruscalzo from t…
 
In this special episode devoted to even more on the queen of Carthage, Dido, Liv teams up with Genn and Jenny of Ancient History Fangirl for a rundown of why Rome "needed" so much Augustan propaganda, and what that means for the real Carthage and the mythological Dido. There's drunken elephants, loathing of Julius Caesar, gossip about Augustus's fa…
 
There's horror movie horror, and there's "the world is dark and awful" horror. This episode has a little of each... The Daughters of Minyas could've used to be a bit more deferential to the god Dionysus, and Procne and Philomela, well, they were just unlucky enough to meet Tereus. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault (this one especially…
 
Liv reads Book 5 of the Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Odyssey. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Read..." in the title! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupite…
 
For the next episode in Spooky Season, we travel to Thessaly where their king, Erysichthon gets a horrifying punishment for his crimes against Demeter, and Thessalian witches dominate stories from Rome. Plus, Lamia and Empoussa... monsters and vampires. CW/TW: eating disorders; and as usual: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fict…
 
Liv reads Book 4 of the Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Odyssey. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads ..." in the title! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupi…
 
It's officially Spooky Season! Ancient werewolves, ghosts, and haunted houses... CW/TW: this episode contains less mythological references to sexual assault and may be more triggering than typical episodes, there is a warning in the episode prior to that story and can easily be avoided. Sources: Theoi: https://www.theoi.com/Heros/Lykaon.html; Ovid'…
 
Liv reads Book III of the Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Odyssey. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove…
 
Ancient History Fangirl is taking a break. We'll be busy getting ready for Season 6--which we're really psyched about. Listen in as we discuss highlights of the previous season, our big plans for Season 6, and some other important developments. Get ad-free episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/ancienthistoryfangirl Learn more about your ad choices…
 
Abandoning queens! Burial anniversary celebrations! Funereal ship races! Aeneas and the Trojans set off from Carthage, but there is more in their way. They must land on Sicily where they take the opportunity to hold some anniversary funereal rites for Aeneas's father, Anchises. Plus, a ghost! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given i…
 
Liv reads Book 2 of the Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Odyssey. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads ..." in the title! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupi…
 
Liv reads Book 1 of the Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Odyssey. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads Homer..." in the title! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove…
 
More than 1,800 years after Spartacus fought for his freedom, another rebel leader spearheaded the most successful slave revolt in history: the Haitian Revolution. That leader was a man named Toussaint L’Ouverture. This week, we invited Mike Duncan of The History of Rome and Revolutions to help us compare these two revolutionaries and discuss what …
 
Due to some technical difficulties, this is a re-airing of an earlier episode. There's more to Queen Dido than Virgil tells us in the Aeneid, she had a life before Aeneas came to town, if you can believe it! This mini myth covers the story of Dido's founding of Carthage outside of what is told in the Aeneid. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve …
 
Liv reads Book 24 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! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupi…
 
Dido's fate is determined by Aeneas's stubbornness and the far too potent love spell of Venus... Things get sad and dark for Carthage. 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, tra…
 
Liv reads Book 23 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! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupi…
 
Crixus is dead. Spartacus has given up on crossing the Alps. And he has a new enemy: a man with endless money, endless resources, and a lot to prove. Nobody asked for more Crassus. Not Spartacus, not the Roman Senate, and not the hundred thousand people following Spartacus to a better life. But in this episode, that’s exactly what everyone is going…
 
This is a bonus reading of the Homeric Hymn to Hermes to accompany today's episode on Hermes. This Homeric Hymn tells the story of the birth of Hermes and all the adventures he had as a newborn baby (they were plentiful). It's sometimes attributed to Homer, but comes from a similar time period in any case. This translation is by Hugh Evelyn-White a…
 
Hermes is a pretty incredible newborn. He invents the lyre, steals some cattle, lies through his teeth, all within mere moments of birth! (Also, it's a tortoise). Please listen to this episode before the Homeric Hymn to Hermes. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not …
 
Liv reads Book 22 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! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupi…
 
The "relationship" of Dido and Aeneas continues with the affects of the love potion only increasing. Juno and Venus begin to form a plan of how to handle Carthage. 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. …
 
Liv reads Book 21 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! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupi…
 
After defeating Glaber on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, Spartacus and his rebels enjoyed a glorious Italian summer—taming wild ponies for their infantry, attracting new recruits, and raiding in the rich Italian farmlands. But all good summers come to an end. The Roman Senate continued to send more experienced generals against Spartacus--even as he st…
 
Guess who's back, back again? It's time to return to the Aeneid. Aeneas is in Carthage with its queen, Dido, and things are going well... for now. A brief recap of the earlier Aeneid episodes is included in the episodes, but for a list of those past episodes, see below. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typica…
 
Liv reads Book 20 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! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupi…
 
It's here: 2020's Pride special. Greek mythology loves a gay story, a queer story, a trans story. The long, long list of LGBTQIA stories from the ancient Greek world are covered. Plus, Liv has a wonderful and hilarious conversation with Mari Phillips of Myths & Tits, stunning art devoted to representation in mythology. Check out Myths & Tits on ins…
 
Liv reads Book nineteen 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 …
 
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