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Monday, August 28, 2017

053 - Euripides at War

In this episode, we discuss the plays of Euripides that he produced against the backdrop of the Peloponnesian War (Children of Herakles, Andromache, Hecuba, Suppliants, Electra, Madness of Herakles, Trojan Women, Iphigenia in Tauris, Ion, Helen, Phoenician Women, Orestes, and Iphigenia at Aulis, excluding the Bacchae)

Recommended Sources for Further Reading:
Text/Euripides' Heracleidae
Text/Euripides' Andromache
Text/Euripides' Hecuba
Text/Euripides' The Suppliants
Text/Euripides' Electra
Text/Euripides' Madness of Herakles
Text/Euripides' The Trojan Women
Text/Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris
Text/Euripides' Ion
Text/Euripides' Helen
Text/Euripides' The Phoenician Women
Text/Euripides' Orestes
Text/Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis

Recommended Podcast Episodes for Further Listening:
MythTake Episode 15 Heroes at Home: Megara
MythTake Episode 16 Heroes at Home: Helen of Troy

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

052 - Early Euripides

In this episode, we discuss the life, innovations, and works of the third great Athenian playwright, Euripides; and we discuss the historicity and some of the major themes of his earliest surviving plays--Cyclops, Rhesus, Alcestis, Medea, and Hippolytus

Video/The myth of Jason and the Argonauts

Recommended Sources for Further Reading:

Recommended Podcast Episodes for Further Listening:
Myths and Legends Episode 46A Jason and the Argonauts: Some Assembly Required
Myths and Legends Episode 46B Jason and the Argonauts: MacGuffin
Myths and Legends Episode 46C Jason and the Argonauts: The Long Way Home
Myths and Legends Episode 46D Jason and the Argonauts: Scorned
Mythology Translated Ep 23 Insert Theater Pun Here
MythTake Episode 01 Medea
Literature and History Episode 33 Euripides' Medea

Sunday, August 6, 2017