Our first Extra Credit episode dealing with the play Prometheus Bound. We cover the problems with translation, The Manuscript tradition of the play, a discussion of weather or not Aeschylus wrote it and if so the time frame it was written in, A small discussion on the presentation of Greek Plays, The Prometheia, The Contents ... Read more012 – Extra Credit 1 – Prometheus Bound
Auto-Cannibalism, Blasphemy, Shape-Shifting and Slave trading are all on the menu today and that is just the first story! We cover three stories, one on Erysichthon who pissed off Demeter and apparently had a shape shifting daughter, The story of Glaucus which is really the story of a poor seer named Polyidus who gets far more ... Read more075 – Bits and Bobs – The Continuing Saga of Minos Family and That other guy
It is August! which means it is State Of The Podcast Time! Where I catch you up on my end of the Podcast and what is going on with me. Feel free to skip if you like and if this is your first episode please go listen to Musing On Muses Instead. Though I did ... Read moreState Of Podcast 2017
We cover Orpheus, Eurydice and Orpheus’s occasional big brother Linus. We go over the decent into the underworld, The toss up as to whether or not he was killed by Maenads or just really pissed off Thracian women and discuss his oddly emphasized Misogyny. I also finally discuss a mystery cult. The Orphic Cult to ... Read more073 – Another Jaunt To The Underworld
We are talking about the great healer of Greek Myth. Who might have been a Lich, Aesculapius! famous for raising the dead, in apparently a larger amount than I remembered and was smote for doing so. Sometimes.
In which we cover the uprising against Theseus, the random going out of his way to irate the amazons, the story of Phaedra and Hippolytus, and touch on another divine sex change story. Correction it is at the 4 dollar sub level not 5
Theseus gets to Athens, meets a nice little ol’ lady, captures and kills a rampaging bull, almost get poisoned and Volunteers for Tribute. Medea leaves our mythological stage in a fit of pique and sometimes rescues her father on the way out. Plus the poor neglected Medus. I get a bit excitable with Theseus proclamations ... Read more067 – Bye Medea!
We kick off the official start of Theseus story as he wanders along the coast killing a bunch of bandits thru… well mostly brute strength. We cover 5 bandits who all have an interesting gimmick, two of which involve monsters who love them Lake Placid style. Reasons we are explicit: So Much Murder All Around, ... Read more066 – Your Money Or My Life
A surprise academic episode! It turns out, to my surprise, that Plutarch is a necessary source of the frame work for story of Theseus. So this week we are looking at Plutarch and his life work “Parallel Lives”.
A look at the Athenian Kings list, which includes a suprising, if not excessive amount of Lizard People. Plus Procis is back. We cover up until Theseus’s conception and his sometimes fathers happy third marriage. Bonus Herakles thought Jason was an ass-hat too! Reasons we are Explicit: Lizard People, Procris, Procreating With Lizard People, A ... Read more064 – You Know Who Else Has Kings? Athens
As we wrap up the discusion on Medea and Jason we talk about Child Murder. A lot. We discuss the options of Jason’s death and I finally explain why I hate this guy so hard. Also this episode as a snippet from Extra Credit 11 about the orginal audience of The Medea. Reasons we are ... Read more063 – From Queen To Outcast
Medea introduces the daughter of Pelias to a Stew Recipe and Pelias gets his comeuppance for something or another. Aeson and his family dies… Sometimes. Acastus gets the throne of Ioclus and kicks our couple the hell out of his country. As a bonus we get to hear a bit of Medea Awesomeness that is ... Read more062 – It Is All In The Seasoning
We are covering the Voyage of the Argo from when they leave Circe’s Island to the defeat of Talos, mostly following Apollonius as he is still the closest to a canonical source for the material for all this sequence of events are based more on The Odyssey than any previous variations of the Argo’s Journey. ... Read more061 – Someone Read The Odyssey
We are on the return trip of the Argo, but there are options as to how that trip goes. We discuss the death of Absyrtus who was added into Mythology just to die horribly and have his corpse desecrated and meet Circe. Reasons we are explicit: Child Murder, Corpse Desecration, Geography Expansion Packs, Options, A ... Read more060 – Born To Die