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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. 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 between. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversatio ...
 
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LTAMB is highlighting trailers for other similar independent shows from people that are doing good things and that you might be interested in. This is a trailer for two podcasts: Classically Trained and Peopling the Past. You can find Classically Trained on Apple and Spotify, and Myth Dynamite on Apple and Spotify, or wherever you're listening to t…
 
Liv speaks with Leesa Charlotte of the Sweetbitter podcast (all about Sappho!), they talk... Sappho, sexuality, and the papyrology scandal you never knew you needed. Listen to Sweetbitter here or wherever you get your podcasts. You can find the Flame: A Podcast Musical wherever you listen to podcasts. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault…
 
Sappho was a very real woman, a poet of the island of Lesbos, the "Tenth Muse", and she almost definitely loved men and women. The origin of terms Lesbian and Sapphic, a true icon. 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…
 
A re-airing of last year's conversation with Mari Phillips of Myths & Tits, artist of stunning illustrations (and so much more!) devoted to representation in mythology. Make sure you follow Mari/Myths & Tits on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mythsntits/. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involv…
 
The continuation of the (tragic) story of Dionysus and Ampelus, as told in Nonnus' Dionysiaca. Beloved Ampelus dies, and Eros tries to console Dionysus with another of two more tragic lovers: Calamos and Carpos. 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 a…
 
Liv reads Book II, (part 3) of The Argonautika by Apollonios, translated by RC Seaton. After more adventure and deaths along the way, the Argonauts finally reach the land of Colchis. 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! Fo…
 
Dionysus contains multitudes and his love reached across the genders. Today, the story of his love of the Satyr Ampelos (plus! sexy wrestling!). Subscribe to Gay History with Tom Ranzweiler here. 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 wer…
 
The "Metal Classicist" Dr. Jeremy Swist joins Liv to talk Greek mythology in modern and classic metal music, along with the ancient world in general. You can check out the Spotify playlist with music mentioned (and even more not mentioned!) here, you can follow Jeremy on twitter here. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fict…
 
There's a god or nymph for everything! The many Titans, gods, nymphs, and creatures of the waters of Greek mythology... Oceanus, Nereus, Oceanids, and Nereids. 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. Sour…
 
In a new series of trailers, LTAMB is highlighting other shows from small, independent people that are doing good things and that you might be interested in. This is a trailer for two podcasts: Against the Lore and Myth Dynamite. You can find Against the Lore on Apple and Spotify, and Myth Dynamite on Apple and Spotify, or wherever you're listening…
 
Liv reads Book II, (part 2) of The Argonautika by Apollonios, translated by RC Seaton. The Argonauts handle the instructions and execution of the very risky venture of passing through the Clashing Rocks... 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 Rea…
 
Before Agamemnon and Achilles, Troy had a messy encounter with a sea monster, Heracles, and some very fancy horses. 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: Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; The…
 
Liv reads Book II, (part 1) of The Argonautika by Apollonios, translated by RC Seaton. Having left Heracles and Hylas behind, the Argo continues on its voyage, encountering the famous boxer Amycus and a very unfortunate prophet. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any t…
 
So many origins! Where did Laomedon of Troy's fancy horses come from, and why do they matter? And what about Heracles' familial origins?! 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; Apollo…
 
The ruins of Pompeii are famous for graffiti and the brothel, the Lupenar. Author Elodie Harper joins Liv to discuss her new novel The Wolf Den, imagining the stories of women living through life in the ancient 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…
 
Hera is so much more than Zeus' vengeful wife. She has her own experiences, her own traumas, that affect how she handled her life with the king of the gods. This is why Hera is the way she is. 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…
 
Liv reads part three of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo do a few odd "heroic" things before Herakles and Hylas encounter some trouble... This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads...…
 
Nikita Gill, poet and author of Great Goddesses, amongst many other incredible books and poetry collections, speak with Liv about reimagining goddesses and monsters of Greek mythology, about Medusa, misogyny, and colonialism, among other fascinating things. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves …
 
Ariadne is so much more than the Minotaur, the Labyrinth, Theseus, even Dionysus. Liv speaks with author Jennifer Saint about her new book retelling the stories of Ariadne and Phaedra. 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 referen…
 
The story of the Titans, the first race of gods in Greek mythology, and the war between those Titans and the new race of gods, the Olympians. 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: Hesiod's Theo…
 
In a new series of trailers, LTAMB is highlighting other shows from small, independent groups or people that are doing good things and that you might be interested in. This is a trailer for the Ozymandias Project Podcast: find them on Apple and Spotify or wherever you're listening to this. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In this bonus episode Liv and Dr. Kira Jones (@FlavianSophist) have a particularly free wheeling conversation about AC Odyssey's Kassandra: the wonder, the strength, the drama, the overall nerd-ery. They talk historical intricacies of the game, the history behind its creation, the diversity. Plus an anecdote about the very real Alcibiades and Herms…
 
Liv reads part two of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo set sail before landing on the island of Lemnos where Jason meets Hypsipyle and the Lemnian women. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't ha…
 
Gaia/Ge is Mother Earth, the first goddess, the mother of the gods and Titans. She's also a near universal mythological being: the Mother Goddess. 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: Hesiod's…
 
Liv reads part one of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo assemble and plan to set sail in quest of the Golden Fleece. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! Attrib…
 
Penthesilea was one of the most badass Amazons... Until she encountered Achilles. This story is not kind to he of the weak ankle. 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: Amazons by Adrienne Mayor…
 
This is a re-airing of reading of the Homeric Hymn to 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 and is in the Public Domain. Attr…
 
Ever heard the one about kind Theseus, his herd of Pegasi, the Kraken, and the ancient island of Santorini? Sources: My imagination. None of this is true. 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.…
 
The incredible women of the Amazons exist in myth and history, even if their myths tend to revolve around certain Greek heroes. Otrera, Hippolyta, Antiope, Penthesilea... 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 …
 
Enjoy this bonus trailer for the audiobook version of Liv's forthcoming book Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook, read by Liv herself and available wherever you get your audiobooks! linktr.ee/livalbert Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Se…
 
Persephone and real women of antiquity. Dr Ellie Mackin Roberts, author of Heroines of Olympus, talks about the versions of Persephone, real women's interactions with her, and understanding the idea of "abduction" in Greek mythology. Follow Ellie on TikTok and Twitter. CW/TW: **This episode contains more discussion of assault than usual, and in the…
 
Phaedra is one of the most misunderstood women of mythology, and Greek tragedy. But she was so much more than the problematic, tragic Phaedra of Euripides' Hippolytus. The episode tells her story, and includes a conversation with author Jennifer Saint, who's new book Ariadne is available for pre-order! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assaul…
 
Liv speaks with the illustrator of her upcoming book of Greek mythology. Preorder links here. 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 c…
 
In a bit of a departure from other Conversations episodes, Dr. Rad and Dr. G of the Partial Historians Podcast give Liv a history lesson, with a rundown on the life of Cleopatra VII, the last Pharaoh of Egypt. Subscribe to the Partial Historians podcast here. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: my…
 
The life of Jocasta after the tragedy of her marriage to Oedipus continues with more tragedy in the city of Thebes. CW/TW: death by suicide; and 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: Euripides' The Ph…
 
Liv is back speaking with author of the Medusa novella, Here, the World Entire, Anwen Kya Hayward all about the intricacies and nuances of Medea (Jason and Theseus are dragged, of course). 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 ref…
 
Oedipus, and by extension Jocasta's story is known primarily via Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos, but Euripides's Phoenician Women has a much more satisfying story for the queen of Thebes. 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 referen…
 
Liv speaks with Aimee Hinds about the intricacies of Clytemnestra's story and how storytellers and reception over millennia has affected the understanding of this powerful Spartan woman. Follow Aimee Hinds on Twitter, here and check out her incredible Etsy shop here. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically…
 
In the first episode of International Women's Month, stories of the many women wronged by history and mythology. Jocasta, Medea, Medusa, Helen, Andromeda, Clytemnestra, and Penelope. 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 referenci…
 
Liv reads Book XXIV of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. In the final (*tear*) episode of the Odyssey, Odysseus reunites with his father and there's a bit of a scuffle with the family of 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 do…
 
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 typic…
 
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 …
 
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 wou…
 
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…
 
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 th…
 
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, …
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 c…
 
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…
 
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