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Triumvir Clio's School of Classical Civilization

By Bethany Banner

The literature, philosophy, and history of the Greek and Roman world covered sometimes irreverently but always with love. If you've always wanted to read ancient literature but don't know where to begin, join me at Triumvir Clio's School of Classical Civilization.
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Triumvir Clio's School of Classical CivilizationMay 22, 2023

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228.	Roman Epics XXV: Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book 4, or Bedtime Stories

228. Roman Epics XXV: Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book 4, or Bedtime Stories

Ovid goes meta by telling stories about people telling stories.

 

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References

Delahoyde, Michael. “Ovid: Metamorphoses Book 3.” Public.Wsu.Edu, https://public.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/mythology/ovid3.html. Accessed 27 Apr 2022.

“Metamorphoses – Ovid | Epic Poem Summary | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_ovid_metamorphoses.html.  Accessed 20 Mar 2022

Ovid. Rolfe Humphries, translator. Metamorphoses, Indiana University Press, 1983

May 29, 202315:16
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May 22, 202303:23
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Summer Vacation Announcement

It's summer here in Michigan, and Triumvir Clio's School is going on vacation. See you in the fall with all new episodes!

Jun 20, 202202:16
227. Greek Myth XLVIII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter VII – Epigoni, or The Ring Cycle

227. Greek Myth XLVIII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter VII – Epigoni, or The Ring Cycle

That necklace gets around…

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Jun 13, 202208:25
226.Roman Epics XXIV: Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book 3, or Those Ancient Gods Are Vindictive

226.Roman Epics XXIV: Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book 3, or Those Ancient Gods Are Vindictive

Listen to Tiresias, if you know what’s good for you.

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References

Delahoyde, Michael. “Ovid: Metamorphoses Book 3.” Public.Wsu.Edu, https://public.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/mythology/ovid3.html. Accessed 27 Apr 2022.

“Metamorphoses – Ovid | Epic Poem Summary | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_ovid_metamorphoses.html.  Accessed 20 Mar 2022

Ovid. Rolfe Humphries, translator. Metamorphoses, Indiana University Press, 1983.

Jun 06, 202212:46
225. Greek Myth XLVII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter VI – Seven Against Thebes, or Including the Parts Aeschylus Left Out!

225. Greek Myth XLVII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter VI – Seven Against Thebes, or Including the Parts Aeschylus Left Out!

I think Aeschylus skipped some of these parts.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

May 30, 202210:01
224. Roman Epics XXIII: Ovid’s Metamorphoses Book 2, or Hold Your Tongue!

224. Roman Epics XXIII: Ovid’s Metamorphoses Book 2, or Hold Your Tongue!

Any number of individuals get in trouble for speaking rashly in Book 2 of Metamorphoses.

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References

Delahoyde, Michael. “Ovid: Metamorphoses Book 1.” Public.Wsu.Edu, https://public.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/mythology/ovid1.html. Accessed 26 Mar 2022.

“Metamorphoses – Ovid | Epic Poem Summary | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_ovid_metamorphoses.html.  Accessed 20 Mar 2022

Ovid. Rolfe Humphries, translator. Metamorphoses, Indiana University Press, 1983.

“Ovid – Publius Ovidius Naso | Works, Love Poems | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_ovid.html.  Accessed 20 Mar 2022

Wasson, Donald L. "Ovid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 May 2017. Web. 19 Mar 2022.

May 23, 202212:57
223. Roman Tragedy XII: Humanism in Roman Tragedy

223. Roman Tragedy XII: Humanism in Roman Tragedy

Summing up our stoic tragedies

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References

Seneca. Ella Isabel Harris, translator. Tragedies, Digireads.com Publishing, 2020.

Wilson, Emily, translator. Seneca: Six Tragedies, a new translation by Emily Wilson, Oxford University Press, 2010.

May 16, 202202:47
222. Greek Myth XLVI: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter V – Dionysus, Antiope, Amphion & Zethus, Oedipus, or Dionysus’s Bite Is Worse Than His Bark

222. Greek Myth XLVI: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter V – Dionysus, Antiope, Amphion & Zethus, Oedipus, or Dionysus’s Bite Is Worse Than His Bark

So much territory to cover…

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

May 09, 202212:46
221. Roman Epics XXII: Ovid’s Metamorphoses Book 1, or Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

221. Roman Epics XXII: Ovid’s Metamorphoses Book 1, or Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

It’s a new epic! And a new poet! Ovid is going to change. Or at least write about changes. Something like that.

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References

Delahoyde, Michael. “Ovid: Metamorphoses Book 1.” Public.Wsu.Edu, https://public.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/mythology/ovid1.html. Accessed 26 Mar 2022.

“Metamorphoses – Ovid | Epic Poem Summary | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_ovid_metamorphoses.html.  Accessed 20 Mar 2022

Ovid. Rolfe Humphries, translator. Metamorphoses, Indiana University Press, 1983.

“Ovid – Publius Ovidius Naso | Works, Love Poems | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_ovid.html.  Accessed 20 Mar 2022

Wasson, Donald L. "Ovid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 May 2017. Web. 19 Mar 2022.

May 02, 202216:44
220. Roman Tragedy XI: Pseudo-Seneca’s Octavia, or Definitely Not a Play by Seneca

220. Roman Tragedy XI: Pseudo-Seneca’s Octavia, or Definitely Not a Play by Seneca

You know it’s not going to be good when Nero is your husband…

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References

Bloks, Moniek. “Claudia Octavia – The Neglected Empress.” History of Royal Women, Feb 3, 2020. https://www.historyofroyalwomen.com/claudia-octavia/claudia-octavia-the-neglected-empress/. Accessed 20 Mar 2022.

Ginsberg, Lauren Donovan. “Poppaea in History and on the Stage.” Michael Hersch. http://michaelhersch.com/works/program/poppaea-essay-Ginsberg.html. Accessed 20 Mar 2022.

Lewis, Jone Johnson. "Poppaea Sabina." ThoughtCo, Feb. 16, 2021, thoughtco.com/poppaea-sabina-biography-3525460.

Schubert, Paul. “To Heaven on a Chariot: The Incredible Story of Poppaea Sabina.” Antigone Journal. https://antigonejournal.com/2021/08/poppaea-sabina/. Accessed 20 Mar 2022.

Seneca. Ella Isabel Harris, translator. Tragedies, Digireads.com Publishing, 2020.

Wikipedia contributors. "Claudia Octavia." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 20 Mar. 2022. Web. 20 Mar. 2022.

Wikipedia contributors. "Octavia (play)." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 Jan. 2022. Web. 14 Mar. 2022.

Apr 25, 202213:04
219. Greek Myth XLV: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter IV – Cadmus, Semele, Actaeon, or Meet Dionysus’s Grandpa

219. Greek Myth XLV: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter IV – Cadmus, Semele, Actaeon, or Meet Dionysus’s Grandpa

Meet Dionysus’s family.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Apr 18, 202207:24
218. Roman Epics XXI: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 12, or I Wonder If That’s How Virgil Wanted It To End

218. Roman Epics XXI: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 12, or I Wonder If That’s How Virgil Wanted It To End

Wait. That’s the end?!?

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References

“The Aeneid – Vergil Epic | Summary & Analysis | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_aeneid.html#Top.  Accessed 09 Aug 2021

Cole, William F. "The Aeneid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2014. Web. 09 Aug 2021.

Dektar, Molly. "The Aeneid." LitCharts. LitCharts LLC, 22 Jul 2013. Web.  6 Aug 2021.

Fitzgerald, Robert, translator. Virgil: The Aeneid, Vintage Classics, 1990.

Apr 11, 202218:26
217. Roman Tragedy X: Seneca’s Hercules on Oeta, or The Long Kiss Goodnight

217. Roman Tragedy X: Seneca’s Hercules on Oeta, or The Long Kiss Goodnight

Hercules goes on and on and on and on and on…

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References

Littlewood, Cedric AJ. "Hercules Oetaeus." Brill's Companion to Seneca. Brill, 2014. 515-520.

Pease, Arthur Stanley. “On the Authenticity of the Hercules Oetaeus.” Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, vol. 49, [Johns Hopkins University Press, American Philological Association], 1918, pp. 3–26, https://doi.org/10.2307/282991.

Seneca. Ella Isabel Harris, translator. Tragedies, Digireads.com Publishing, 2020.

Wikipedia contributors. "Hercules Oetaeus." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 9 Jan. 2022. Web. 24 Feb. 2022.

Apr 04, 202212:19
216. Greek Myth XLIV: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter III – Glaucus, or Who Knew Honey Was So Dangerous?!?

216. Greek Myth XLIV: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter III – Glaucus, or Who Knew Honey Was So Dangerous?!?

Glaucus dies. But don’t be nervous. It will all be all right in the end.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Mar 28, 202208:55
215. Roman Epics XX: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 11, or It’s Funeral Time!

215. Roman Epics XX: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 11, or It’s Funeral Time!

It’s truce time! At least for a bit. Until it’s not. And once it’s not? It’s really not truce time anymore.

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References

“The Aeneid – Vergil Epic | Summary & Analysis | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_aeneid.html#Top.  Accessed 09 Aug 2021

Basson, W. P. "Vergil's Camilla: a pradoxical character." Acta Classica: Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa. Vol. 29. No. 1. Classical Association of South Africa (CASA), 1986.

Becker, Trudy H. "Ambiguity and the Female Warrior: Vergil's Camilla." Center for Interdisciplinary Studies 4.1 (1997).

Cole, William F. "The Aeneid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2014. Web. 09 Aug 2021.

Dektar, Molly. "The Aeneid." LitCharts. LitCharts LLC, 22 Jul 2013. Web.  6 Aug 2021.

Fitzgerald, Robert, translator. Virgil: The Aeneid, Vintage Classics, 1990.

Mar 21, 202210:33
214. Roman Tragedy IX: Seneca’s Phoenissae, or I Think I Missed Something

214. Roman Tragedy IX: Seneca’s Phoenissae, or I Think I Missed Something

What Phoenician women? No. Really. Where are they?

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References

Seneca. Ella Isabel Harris, translator. Tragedies, Digireads.com Publishing, 2020.

“Phoenissae (The Phoenician Women) – Seneca the Younger – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_seneca_phoenissae.html.  Accessed 6 Feb 2022

Wilson, Emily, translator. Seneca: Six Tragedies, a new translation by Emily Wilson, Oxford University Press, 2010.

Mar 14, 202208:50
213. Greek Myth XLIII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter II – Catreus, or Agamemnon’s Dad is Who Again?

213. Greek Myth XLIII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter II – Catreus, or Agamemnon’s Dad is Who Again?

Catreus has some kids, and they also have some kids, and that’s the story in today’s episode.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Wikipedia contributors. "Pleisthenes." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 12 Sep. 2021. Web. 2 Feb. 2022.

Mar 07, 202207:42
212. Roman Epics XIX: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 10, or A Study in Scarlet

212. Roman Epics XIX: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 10, or A Study in Scarlet

My professor described this book as “a study in violence,” so… fair warning?

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References

“The Aeneid – Vergil Epic | Summary & Analysis | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_aeneid.html#Top.  Accessed 09 Aug 2021

Cole, William F. "The Aeneid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2014. Web. 09 Aug 2021.

Dektar, Molly. "The Aeneid." LitCharts. LitCharts LLC, 22 Jul 2013. Web.  6 Aug 2021.

Fitzgerald, Robert, translator. Virgil: The Aeneid, Vintage Classics, 1990.

Feb 28, 202211:40
211. Roman Tragedy VIII: Seneca’s Thyestes, or Well, That Explains the Curse

211. Roman Tragedy VIII: Seneca’s Thyestes, or Well, That Explains the Curse

And this is why the House of Atreus can’t have nice things…

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References

Metzger, Doug. “Jaws Dripping Blood: Seneca’s Thyestes.” Literature and History, https://literatureandhistory.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=235&catid=2. Accessed 22 Jan 2022

Seneca. Ella Isabel Harris, translator. Tragedies, Digireads.com Publishing, 2020.

“Thyestes – Seneca the Younger – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_seneca_thyestes.html.  Accessed 22 Jan 2022

Wilson, Emily, translator. Seneca: Six Tragedies, a new translation by Emily Wilson, Oxford University Press, 2010.

Feb 21, 202212:06
Greek Myth XLII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter I – Europa, Minos, Pasiphae, or A Lot of Bulls

Greek Myth XLII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter I – Europa, Minos, Pasiphae, or A Lot of Bulls

First there’s the Zeus bull. Then there’s the Poseidon bull. Then there’s the Man-Bull…

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Feb 14, 202208:19
Roman Epics XVIII: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 9, or Two Books for the Price of One!

Roman Epics XVIII: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 9, or Two Books for the Price of One!

Just when you think Book 9 is over...

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References

“The Aeneid – Vergil Epic | Summary & Analysis | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_aeneid.html#Top.  Accessed 09 Aug 2021

Cole, William F. "The Aeneid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2014. Web. 09 Aug 2021.

Dektar, Molly. "The Aeneid." LitCharts. LitCharts LLC, 22 Jul 2013. Web.  6 Aug 2021.

Fitzgerald, Robert, translator. Virgil: The Aeneid, Vintage Classics, 1990.

Feb 07, 202212:08
Roman Tragedy VII: Seneca’s Hercules Furens, or the Only Man Who Can Beat Hercules

Roman Tragedy VII: Seneca’s Hercules Furens, or the Only Man Who Can Beat Hercules

Juno has plans for Hercules, and they aren’t good. But then, are they ever?

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References

Bernstein, Neil W. "Introducing Hercules Furens." Seneca: Hercules Furens. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 1–16. Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy. Bloomsbury Collections. Web. 9 Jan. 2022. .

Seneca. Ella Isabel Harris, translator. Tragedies, Digireads.com Publishing, 2020.

“Hercules Furens – Seneca the Younger – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_seneca_hercules.html.  Accessed 9 jan 2022

Wilson, Emily, translator. Seneca: Six Tragedies, a new translation by Emily Wilson, Oxford University Press, 2010.

Jan 31, 202210:19
Greek Myth XLI: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter VIII – The Heraclids, or What We Talk About When We Talk About Heracles

Greek Myth XLI: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter VIII – The Heraclids, or What We Talk About When We Talk About Heracles

Heracles’s sons and grandsons carry on the line in today’s episode.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Jan 24, 202212:48
Roman Epics XVII: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 8, or Aeneas Finds Rome

Roman Epics XVII: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 8, or Aeneas Finds Rome

Aeneas finds some allies and some armor in today’s episode.

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References

“The Aeneid – Vergil Epic | Summary & Analysis | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_aeneid.html#Top.  Accessed 09 Aug 2021

Cole, William F. "The Aeneid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2014. Web. 09 Aug 2021.

Dektar, Molly. "The Aeneid." LitCharts. LitCharts LLC, 22 Jul 2013. Web.  6 Aug 2021.

Fitzgerald, Robert, translator. Virgil: The Aeneid, Vintage Classics, 1990.

Jan 17, 202208:25
Roman Tragedy VI: Seneca’s Troades, or Not Euripides’s Trojan Women

Roman Tragedy VI: Seneca’s Troades, or Not Euripides’s Trojan Women

Seneca merges two of Euripides’s plays about the end of the Trojan War with mixed results.

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References

Gabriel-Jones, Betty. Notes on Seneca’s Trojan Women for VCE Students. Available at https://classicsvic.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/gabrieljonesvol18.pdf. Accessed 29 Dec 2021

Seneca. Ella Isabel Harris, translator. Tragedies, Digireads.com Publishing, 2020.

“Troades (The Trojan Women – Seneca the Younger – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_seneca_troades.html.  Accessed 29 Dec 2021

Wikipedia contributors. "Troades (Seneca)." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 20 Aug. 2021. Web. 29 Dec. 2021.

Wilson, Emily, translator. Seneca: Six Tragedies, a new translation by Emily Wilson, Oxford University Press, 2010.

Jan 10, 202211:02
Greek Myth XXXV: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter VII – Heracleidae, or Heracles Seeks Revenge

Greek Myth XXXV: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter VII – Heracleidae, or Heracles Seeks Revenge

Heracles kills some more people and finally gets his comeuppance. Sort of.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Jan 03, 202215:27
Roman Epics XVI: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 7, or Allecto Runs Free

Roman Epics XVI: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 7, or Allecto Runs Free

Juno is furious, and she knows just who to ask for help.

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References

“The Aeneid – Vergil Epic | Summary & Analysis | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_aeneid.html#Top.  Accessed 09 Aug 2021

Cole, William F. "The Aeneid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2014. Web. 09 Aug 2021.

Dektar, Molly. "The Aeneid." LitCharts. LitCharts LLC, 22 Jul 2013. Web.  6 Aug 2021.

Fitzgerald, Robert, translator. Virgil: The Aeneid, Vintage Classics, 1990.

Dec 27, 202113:49
Roman Tragedy V: Seneca’s Medea, or Every Day a Little Death

Roman Tragedy V: Seneca’s Medea, or Every Day a Little Death

Seneca gives us his take on Medea in today’s episode.

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References

“Medea – Seneca the Younger – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_seneca_medea.html.  Accessed 22 Nov 2021

Seneca. Ella Isabel Harris, translator. Tragedies, Digireads.com Publishing, 2020.

Wilson, Emily, translator. Seneca: Six Tragedies, a new translation by Emily Wilson, Oxford University Press, 2010.

Dec 20, 202114:40
Greek Myth XL: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter VI – Wars of Heracles, or Why is Heracles Revered?

Greek Myth XL: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter VI – Wars of Heracles, or Why is Heracles Revered?

Heracles kills some more people and has to atone for it. Again.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Dec 13, 202108:14
Roman Epics XV: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 6, or Virgil Throws Some Shade(s)

Roman Epics XV: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 6, or Virgil Throws Some Shade(s)

Aeneas visits the Underworld and learns some things… Or does he?

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References

“The Aeneid – Vergil Epic | Summary & Analysis | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_aeneid.html#Top.  Accessed 09 Aug 2021

Cole, William F. "The Aeneid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2014. Web. 09 Aug 2021.

Dektar, Molly. "The Aeneid." LitCharts. LitCharts LLC, 22 Jul 2013. Web.  6 Aug 2021.

Fitzgerald, Robert, translator. Virgil: The Aeneid, Vintage Classics, 1990.

Dec 06, 202112:11
Roman Tragedy IV: Seneca’s Oedipus, or Another Odd Complex

Roman Tragedy IV: Seneca’s Oedipus, or Another Odd Complex

Beth tries really hard not to sing that excellent Tom Lehrer song as she once again talks about that boy who loved his mother.

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References

“Oedipus – Seneca the Younger – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_seneca_oedipus.html.  Accessed 9 Nov 2021

Seneca. Ella Isabel Harris, translator. Tragedies, Digireads.com Publishing, 2020.

Wilson, Emily, translator. Seneca: Six Tragedies, a new translation by Emily Wilson, Oxford University Press, 2010.

Nov 29, 202111:06
Greek Myth XXXIX: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter V – Twelve Labors of Heracles, or There Should Have Been Ten

Greek Myth XXXIX: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter V – Twelve Labors of Heracles, or There Should Have Been Ten

Heracles makes himself famous in today’s episode.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

“Lernaean Hydra (Hydra Lernaia)". Theoi.com, https://www.theoi.com/Ther/DrakonHydra.html. Accessed 6 Nov 2021

Nov 22, 202120:20
Roman Epics XIV: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 5, or the Trojan Cup

Roman Epics XIV: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 5, or the Trojan Cup

You get a funeral game! And you get a funeral game! And you get a funeral game!

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References

“The Aeneid – Vergil Epic | Summary & Analysis | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_aeneid.html#Top.  Accessed 09 Aug 2021

Cole, William F. "The Aeneid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2014. Web. 09 Aug 2021.

Dektar, Molly. "The Aeneid." LitCharts. LitCharts LLC, 22 Jul 2013. Web.  6 Aug 2021.

Fitzgerald, Robert, translator. Virgil: The Aeneid, Vintage Classics, 1990.

Nov 15, 202112:46
Roman Tragedy III: Seneca’s Phaedra, or Passions

Roman Tragedy III: Seneca’s Phaedra, or Passions

Passions overwhelm Phaedra in Seneca’s version of her story.

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References

Lanouette, Jennine. “The Story of Hippolytus and Phaedra as Recounted by Euripides, Seneca and Racine.” Screentakes, 24 Dec 2012. Available at https://www.screentakes.com/the-story-of-hippolytus-and-phaedra-as-recounted-by-euripides-seneca-and-racine/

“Phaedra – Seneca the Younger – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_seneca_phaedra.html.  Accessed 19 Oct 2021

Piash. “Melodramatic elements in Seneca’s Phaedra by Seneca.” Literaryquotation.net, 22 Mar 2021. Available at https://literaryquotation.net/melodramatic-elements-senecas-phaedra-by-seneca/

Seneca. Ella Isabel Harris, translator. Tragedies, Digireads.com Publishing, 2020.

Wilson, Emily, translator. Seneca: Six Tragedies, a new translation by Emily Wilson, Oxford University Press, 2010.

Nov 08, 202110:20
Greek Myth XXXVIII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter IV – Perseus, Sons of Perseus, Amphitryon, Birth of Heracles, or But Wait, There’s More!

Greek Myth XXXVIII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter IV – Perseus, Sons of Perseus, Amphitryon, Birth of Heracles, or But Wait, There’s More!

Perseus has some adventures and more than a few descendants in today’s episode.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Nov 01, 202116:54
Roman Epics XIII: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 4, or It’s Not Pretty When Euripides is Your Model

Roman Epics XIII: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 4, or It’s Not Pretty When Euripides is Your Model

I hope you’re not too attached to Dido.

CW: suicide, suicidal ideation

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References

“The Aeneid – Vergil Epic | Summary & Analysis | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_aeneid.html#Top.  Accessed 09 Aug 2021

Cole, William F.. "The Aeneid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2014. Web. 09 Aug 2021.

Dektar, Molly. "The Aeneid." LitCharts. LitCharts LLC, 22 Jul 2013. Web.  6 Aug 2021.

Fitzgerald, Robert, translator. Virgil: The Aeneid, Vintage Classics, 1990.

Oct 25, 202110:48
Roman Tragedy II: Seneca’s Agamemnon, or He’ll Enter Eventually

Roman Tragedy II: Seneca’s Agamemnon, or He’ll Enter Eventually

We finally get around to covering Seneca’s Agamemnon in today’s episode.

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References

“Agamemnon – Seneca the Younger – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_seneca_agamemnon.html.  Accessed 28 Sep 2021

“The Agamemnon – Seneca”. A Brief History of Cassandra. http://tulane-mythology.squarespace.com/agamemnon-seneca-1. Accessed 28 Sep 2021

Seneca. Ella Isabel Harris, translator. Tragedies, Digireads.com Publishing, 2020.

Wilson, Emily, translator. Seneca: Six Tragedies, a new translation by Emily Wilson, Oxford University Press, 2010.

Oct 18, 202111:29
Next Week We'll Talk Seneca's Agamemnon

Next Week We'll Talk Seneca's Agamemnon

It's reciprocal membership month here in Southwest Michigan, so on the day that I had planned to finish today's episode, I went to the zoo instead. So no new episode this week. We'll finally, finally get to Seneca's Agememnon next week. I promise.

Oct 11, 202101:06
Greek Myth XXXVII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter III – Bellerophon, or I Thought This Story Would Be Longer

Greek Myth XXXVII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter III – Bellerophon, or I Thought This Story Would Be Longer

Bellerophon doesn’t have a bunch of adventures in today’s episode.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Oct 04, 202106:09
Roman Epics XII: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 3, or Wait, Haven’t I Heard This Story Before?

Roman Epics XII: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 3, or Wait, Haven’t I Heard This Story Before?

This journey sounds vaguely familiar…

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References

“The Aeneid – Vergil Epic | Summary & Analysis | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_aeneid.html#Top.  Accessed 09 Aug 2021

Cole, William F.. "The Aeneid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2014. Web. 09 Aug 2021.

Dektar, Molly. "The Aeneid." LitCharts. LitCharts LLC, 22 Jul 2013. Web.  6 Aug 2021.

Fitzgerald, Robert, translator. Virgil: The Aeneid, Vintage Classics, 1990.

Sep 27, 202110:33
We'll Talk Soon

We'll Talk Soon

My queue has run out, and I didn't get a new episode written and recorded, so no new episode this week. See you next week for Book 3 of the Aeneid!

Sep 20, 202101:35
Roman Tragedy I: Meet Seneca the Younger, Not to Be Confused with Seneca the Elder

Roman Tragedy I: Meet Seneca the Younger, Not to Be Confused with Seneca the Elder

Stoicism meets tragedy.

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References

Mark, Joshua J. "Roman Empire." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Mar 2018. Web. 05 Sep 2021.

“Seneca the Younger – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_seneca.html.  Accessed 06 Sep 2021.

Seneca. Ella Isabel Harris, translator. Tragedies, Digireads.com Publishing, 2020.

Vogt, Katja, "Seneca", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2020 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = .

Wasson, Donald L. "Quaestor." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 06 Mar 2013. Web. 06 Sep 2021.

Wasson, Donald L. "Seneca." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Jun 2020. Web. 04 Sep 2021.

Wilson, Emily, translator. Seneca: Six Tragedies, a new translation by Emily Wilson, Oxford University Press, 2010.

Sep 13, 202111:03
Greek Myth XXXVI: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter II – Proteus, Proetides, or The Mad Women of Argos

Greek Myth XXXVI: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter II – Proteus, Proetides, or The Mad Women of Argos

Fighting twins and mad women make up the tales in today’s selection from the Bibliotheca.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Sep 10, 202105:00
Roman Epics XI: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 2, or We Finally Hear About the Horse

Roman Epics XI: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 2, or We Finally Hear About the Horse

I knew there was a horse in Troy!

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References

“The Aeneid – Vergil Epic | Summary & Analysis | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_aeneid.html#Top.  Accessed 09 Aug 2021

Cole, William F.. "The Aeneid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2014. Web. 09 Aug 2021.

Dektar, Molly. "The Aeneid." LitCharts. LitCharts LLC, 22 Jul 2013. Web.  6 Aug 2021.

Fitzgerald, Robert, translator. Virgil: The Aeneid, Vintage Classics, 1990.

Sep 06, 202115:40
Roman Comedy XXVII: Humanism in Roman Comedy

Roman Comedy XXVII: Humanism in Roman Comedy

We wrap up the Roman comedies in today’s episode.

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Aug 30, 202102:58
Greek Myth XXXV: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter I – Io, Danaides, or Poor Unfortunate Souls

Greek Myth XXXV: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter I – Io, Danaides, or Poor Unfortunate Souls

Io and the Danaids get tossed around in today’s chapter of the Bibliotheca.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Aug 27, 202110:29
Roman Epics X: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 1, or Joanie Loves Chachi, I Mean, Juno Loves Carthage

Roman Epics X: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 1, or Joanie Loves Chachi, I Mean, Juno Loves Carthage

Aeneas gets shipwrecked in Book 1 of The Aeneid.

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References

“The Aeneid – Vergil Epic | Summary & Analysis | Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_aeneid.html#Top.  Accessed 09 Aug 2021

Cole, William F.. "The Aeneid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2014. Web. 09 Aug 2021.

Dektar, Molly. "The Aeneid." LitCharts. LitCharts LLC, 22 Jul 2013. Web.  6 Aug 2021.

Fitzgerald, Robert, translator. Virgil: The Aeneid, Vintage Classics, 1990.

Aug 23, 202118:51
Roman Comedy XXVI: Terence’s Adelphoe, or Oh Brother!

Roman Comedy XXVI: Terence’s Adelphoe, or Oh Brother!

Terence takes a stab at the Mommy Wars in Adelphoe.

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References

Berg, Deena, translator.  “The Brothers [Terence’s Adelphoe].”  Five Comedies, Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 1999, pp. 345-405.

Gruber-Miller, John. "Masterpieces Of Greek and Roman Theatre". Cornellcollege.Edu, https://www.cornellcollege.edu/classical_studies/lit/cla364-1-2006/03groupthree/Terence.htm. Accessed 2 Aug 2021.

Metzger, Doug. "Homo Sum: Terence's The Brothers". Literatureandhistory.Com, https://www.literatureandhistory.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=161&catid=2. Accessed 2 Aug 2021.

Aug 16, 202119:43
Greek Myth XXXIV: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book I, Chapter IX – Sons of Aeolus, Melampus, Admetus, Pelias, Argonauts, or Proof That These “Chapters” are Arbitrary

Greek Myth XXXIV: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book I, Chapter IX – Sons of Aeolus, Melampus, Admetus, Pelias, Argonauts, or Proof That These “Chapters” are Arbitrary

It’s Medea time!

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Aug 09, 202127:06
Roman Epics XI: Virgil’s Georgics Book 4, or The Birds and the Bees Minus the Birds

Roman Epics XI: Virgil’s Georgics Book 4, or The Birds and the Bees Minus the Birds

Virgil likes bees for their honey and their metaphorical nature.

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References

Course Hero. "The Georgics Study Guide." Course Hero. 25 Mar. 2021. Web. 7 June 2021. .

Ferry, David, translator. The Georgics of Virgil: Bilingual Edition, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

“Georgics". Penny’s Poetry Fandom, https://pennyspoetry.fandom.com/wiki/Georgics.  Accessed 6 June 2021

“The Georgics – Vergil – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_georgics.html.  Accessed 6 June 2021

Aug 02, 202115:12
Roman Comedy XXV: Terence’s Phormio, or Athens Legal

Roman Comedy XXV: Terence’s Phormio, or Athens Legal

Liars and lovers and lawyers, oh my!

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Reference

Parker, Douglass, translator.  “Phormio.”  Terence: The Comedies, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992, pp. 227-300.

Riedel, Ernest. “The Dramatic Structure of Terence's Phormio.” The Classical Weekly, vol. 11, no. 4, 1917, pp. 25–28. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/4387524. Accessed 18 July 2021.

Jul 26, 202120:43
Greek Myth XXXIII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book I, Chapter VIII – Oeneus, Meleager, Tydeus, or Wining and Whining

Greek Myth XXXIII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book I, Chapter VIII – Oeneus, Meleager, Tydeus, or Wining and Whining

A little bit of wine and a little bit of whining from the heroes in today’s episode. And by whining, of course I mean killing people they disagree with.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Jul 23, 202109:17
Roman Epics X: Virgil’s Georgics Book 3, or Look! Cows!

Roman Epics X: Virgil’s Georgics Book 3, or Look! Cows!

Virgil goes into great detail on animal husbandry in Book 3 of the Georgics.

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References

Course Hero. "The Georgics Study Guide." Course Hero. 25 Mar. 2021. Web. 7 June 2021. .

Ferry, David, translator. The Georgics of Virgil: Bilingual Edition, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

“Georgics". Penny’s Poetry Fandom, https://pennyspoetry.fandom.com/wiki/Georgics.  Accessed 6 June 2021

“The Georgics – Vergil – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_georgics.html.  Accessed 6 June 2021

Jul 19, 202112:21
Roman Comedy XXIV: Terence’s Eunouchus, or The Eunuch is Not Who He Seems

Roman Comedy XXIV: Terence’s Eunouchus, or The Eunuch is Not Who He Seems

The title character is not who he seems in Terence’s Eunouchus.

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Reference

Parker, Douglass, translator.  “The Eunuch (Eunouchus).”  Terence: The Comedies, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992, pp. 145-225.

Jul 12, 202120:10
Greek Myth XXXII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book I, Chapter VII – Prometheus, Deucalion, Daughters of Aeolus, or A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

Greek Myth XXXII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book I, Chapter VII – Prometheus, Deucalion, Daughters of Aeolus, or A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

Pseudo-Apollodorus turns his attention to the family of Prometheus in today’s selection from the Bibliotheca.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Jul 09, 202115:54
Roman Epics IX: Virgil’s Georgics Book 2, or The Lorax

Roman Epics IX: Virgil’s Georgics Book 2, or The Lorax

Virgil speaks for the trees in Book 2 of the Georgics.

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References

Course Hero. "The Georgics Study Guide." Course Hero. 25 Mar. 2021. Web. 7 June 2021. .

Ferry, David, translator. The Georgics of Virgil: Bilingual Edition, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

“Georgics". Penny’s Poetry Fandom, https://pennyspoetry.fandom.com/wiki/Georgics.  Accessed 6 June 2021

“The Georgics – Vergil – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_georgics.html.  Accessed 6 June 2021

Jul 05, 202107:02
Roman Comedy XXIII: Terence’s Heauton Timorumenos, or Two Dads, Their Sons, and a Pizza Place

Roman Comedy XXIII: Terence’s Heauton Timorumenos, or Two Dads, Their Sons, and a Pizza Place

Two fathers, two sons, and two objects of their affection get mixed up in Heauton Timorumenos.

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References

Brothers, A. J. “The Construction of Terence's Heautontimorumenos.” The Classical Quarterly, vol. 30, no. 1, 1980, pp. 94–119. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/638150. Accessed 16 June 2021.

Bovie, Palmer, translator.  “The Self-Tormentor (Heautontimorumenos).”  Terence: The Comedies, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992, pp. 71-143.

Lowe, J. C. B. “THE INTRIGUE OF TERENCE'S ‘HEAUTON TIMORUMENOS.’” Rheinisches Museum Für Philologie, vol. 141, no. 2, 1998, pp. 163–171. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41234314. Accessed 16 June 2021.

Wikipedia contributors. "Heauton Timorumenos." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 20 Feb. 2021. Web. 16 Jun. 2021.

Jun 28, 202119:11
Greek Myth XXXI: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book I, Chapter VI – War of the Giants, Typhon, or Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Greek Myth XXXI: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book I, Chapter VI – War of the Giants, Typhon, or Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Heracles and the Olympians team up to fight some giants.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Jun 25, 202107:02
Roman Epics VIII: Virgil’s Georgics Book 1, or Not Hesiod’s Works and Days

Roman Epics VIII: Virgil’s Georgics Book 1, or Not Hesiod’s Works and Days

Virgil expounds on farming in the first book of the Georgics.

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References

Course Hero. "The Georgics Study Guide." Course Hero. 25 Mar. 2021. Web. 7 June 2021. .

Ferry, David, translator. The Georgics of Virgil: Bilingual Edition, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

“Georgics". Penny’s Poetry Fandom, https://pennyspoetry.fandom.com/wiki/Georgics.  Accessed 6 June 2021

“The Georgics – Vergil – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil_georgics.html.  Accessed 6 June 2021

Jun 21, 202112:50
Roman Comedy XXII: Terence’s Andria, or No, the Other Woman from Andros

Roman Comedy XXII: Terence’s Andria, or No, the Other Woman from Andros

The marriage is on and off in Terence’s Andria.

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References

Bovie, Palmer, translator.  “The Girl from Andros (Andria).”  Terence: The Comedies, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992, pp. 3-70.

Wikipedia contributors. "Andria (comedy)." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 20 May. 2021. Web. 31 May. 2021.

Jun 14, 202122:00
Greek Myth XXX: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book I, Chapter V – Demeter & Persephone, or It’s No Homeric Hymn

Greek Myth XXX: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book I, Chapter V – Demeter & Persephone, or It’s No Homeric Hymn

Pseudo-Apollodorus manages to stay on topic as he tells the tale of Demeter and Persephone.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Jun 11, 202110:40
Roman Epics VII: Intro to Virgil, or Rome’s Favorite Propagandist

Roman Epics VII: Intro to Virgil, or Rome’s Favorite Propagandist

Virgil loved Rome, and Rome loved Virgil.

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References

“Vergil (Virgil) – Rome’s greatest poets – Works,Poems,Biography". Ancient Literature, https://www.ancient-literature.com/rome_vergil.html.  Accessed 27 May 2021

Wasson, Donald L. "Virgil." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Jun 2017. Web. 27 May 2021.

Jun 07, 202107:35
Roman Comedy XXI: Terence’s Hecyra, or And You Thought the Honeymooners Was Messed Up

Roman Comedy XXI: Terence’s Hecyra, or And You Thought the Honeymooners Was Messed Up

The honeymooners in Terence’s Hecyra have a lot to unpack.

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References

Berg, Deena, translator.  “The Mother-in-Law [Terence’s Hecyra].”  Five Comedies, Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 1999, pp. 295-344.

Karsten, Alexander. "The Noble Lie In Terence’S Hecyra". Society For Classical Studies, https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/145/abstract/noble-lie-terence’s-hecyra.

Sorscher, Hannah. "Wife-Erasure In Terence's Hecyra". Society For Classical Studies, https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/151/abstract/wife-erasure-terences-hecyra.

Wasson, Donald L. "Roman Literature." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Sep 2017. Web. 20 May 2021.

Wikipedia contributors. "Terence." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 15 May. 2021. Web. 22 May. 2021.

May 31, 202124:36
Greek Myth XXIX: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book I, Chapter IV – Apollo & Artemis, or When Archers Get Mad

Greek Myth XXIX: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book I, Chapter IV – Apollo & Artemis, or When Archers Get Mad

In today's episode, we get a few stories about Apollo and Artemis. Don't cross them.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

Wikipedia contributors. "Colossus of Rhodes." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 14 May. 2021. Web. 20 May. 2021.

May 28, 202113:25
Roman Epics VI: De Rerum Natura Book 6, or Lucretius Drives Home His Point

Roman Epics VI: De Rerum Natura Book 6, or Lucretius Drives Home His Point

Lucretius wraps up his epic take on Epicurus.

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References

Amicus, Cassius. An Introduction To The Nature Of Things By Titus Lucretius Carus. Cassius Amicus, 2011.

Sedley, David, "Lucretius", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2018 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2018/entries/lucretius/

Simpson, David. "Lucretius | Internet Encyclopedia Of Philosophy". Iep.Utm.Edu, 2021, https://iep.utm.edu/lucretiu/.

May 24, 202112:00
Roman Comedy XX: Plautus’s Rudens, or Down by the Bay Where the Watermelons Grow

Roman Comedy XX: Plautus’s Rudens, or Down by the Bay Where the Watermelons Grow

Plautus steps away from the city and from Rome, or rather Greece, in Rudens.

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References

Cartwright, Mark. "Plautus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 04 Jan 2016. Web. 14 Aug 2020.

"Plautus’ Rudens (“The Rope”) – 2003". Wp.Stolaf.Edu, https://wp.stolaf.edu/classics/st-olaf-ancient-plays/rudens/. Accessed 23 Apr 2021.

Riley, Henry T., translator. The Complete Works of Titus Maccius Plautus. Delphi Classics, 2016.

May 17, 202123:34
Greek Myth XXVIII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book I, Chapter III – Theogony: Olympian Gods, or Zeus Does a Lot of Begetting

Greek Myth XXVIII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book I, Chapter III – Theogony: Olympian Gods, or Zeus Does a Lot of Begetting

The author of the Bibliotheca tries to decipher the Olympian family tree.

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References

Apollodorus. The Library. Translated by Sir James George Frazer. Loeb Classical Library Volumes 121 & 122. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Available online at https://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html and http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0022.

May 14, 202108:30
Roman Epics V: De Rerum Natura Book 5, or Darwin Didn’t Get There First

Roman Epics V: De Rerum Natura Book 5, or Darwin Didn’t Get There First

Lucretius gives a logical explanation for why chimeras can’t exist in Book 5 of De Rerum Natura.

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References

Amicus, Cassius. An Introduction To The Nature Of Things By Titus Lucretius Carus. Cassius Amicus, 2011.

Sedley, David, "Lucretius", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2018 E