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Ancient, medieval and early modern ghost stories re-told, followed by a short discussion of where they come from and what they might mean.

Ancient, medieval and early modern ghost stories re-told, followed by a short discussion of where they come from and what they might mean.
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United Kingdom

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Ancient, medieval and early modern ghost stories re-told, followed by a short discussion of where they come from and what they might mean.

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@ClassicalJG

Language:

English


Episodes

The Story of Achilles and Patroclus, from Homer

11/27/2019
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In this episode, Achilles has avenged the death of his partner Patroclus, but still he struggles to let him go and his dreams are disturbed.... This story has been adapted from Homer, Iliad, various sections from Books 23 and 24. I wrote my undergraduate dissertation on Homer and my book (Dreams and Dreaming in the Roman Empire) on ancient dreams, so this is a story very close to my heart.

Duration:00:34:37

The Story of the Miller's Wife, from Apuleius

10/30/2019
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In this episode, a miller's wife decides to take revenge on her husband, but doesn't count on his daughter finding out... This story has been adapted from Apuleius, Metamorphoses, 9.29-31. Apuleius was a Roman citizen from North Africa, and is one of my very favourite ancient authors, which is why I had to kick start Creepy Classics with him!

Duration:00:38:05

Welcome to Creepy Classics!

10/25/2019
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Welcome to Creepy Classics, a new monthly podcast re-telling ancient, medieval and early modern ghost stories, followed by a short talk about their origins, meaning and relationship to historic folklore.

Duration:00:02:30