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Sunday, February 18, 2018

070 - The Goddess of Seduction

In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, love, sexual pleasure, and procreation

Recommended Sources for Further Reading:
Text/Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite

Recommended Podcast Episodes for Further Listening:
MythTake Episode 06 Venus/Aphrodite

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

068 - Travel, Trade, and Work

In this episode, we discuss the various ways in which the ancient Greeks traveled, whether it was via land or sea; the physical layout of the port of Piraeus and the commercial activity that took place there; the mining district of Thorikos and how silver was mined for coinage and how coins were struck; farming techniques and how produce/goods were sold in the agora; the various types of manufacturing workshops at Athens and how they operated; and the disdain that the elites held for the merchant and manufacturing classes