Mar 19, 2021 • 1HR 4M

Anya & Ben: Homer and the Tragedians

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Were Homer and the tragic myths considered history? How were they able to revere goddesses, but not the average woman? And what exactly did the ancients find Taboo in Euripides’ controversial works? Hint: it’s not what we would be offended by today...

Today's Classical Wisdom Speaks episode is with Anya Leonard and Classical Wisdom's resident classicist, Ben Potter on the foundational myths of ancient Greece, cultural taboos and how the theater competitions worked.

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