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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

060 - Hades and the Underworld



In this episode, we discuss the mysterious, shadowy figure of Hades (king of the Underworld), necromancy (the summoning of the dead), and Homer's description of the abode of Hades in Book Eleven of the Odyssey and then comparing and contrasting that with the description found in Virgil's Aeneid Book Six, all while taking a tour of the Underworld, its major features, and its inhabitants.


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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

058 - Classical Temples



In this episode, we discuss the innovation during the 5th century BC in the realm of temple building (outside of Attica); included are the temple of Aphaia at Aegina, the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Hera II at Poseidonia (Paestum), the Temple of Victory at Himera, the Temple of Apollo at Syracuse, the Valley of the Temples at Akragas, the Temple of Hera at Selinus, and the unfinished temple at Segesta, and the Temple of Apollo at Bassae

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

057 - Classical Paintings



In this episode, we discuss the innovation during the 5th century BC in the realm of vase, wooden panel, and wall paintings