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Episode 41: We Bulled This City--The Mysteries of Mithras
Locations of All the Mithraea Throughout the Roman Empire
The Tauroctony (Mithras Slaying the Bull)
Inside a Mithraeum (Ostia Antica)
Seven Grades of Initiation? (Mithraeum of Felicissimus, Ostia Antica)
Mithras Emerging from the "Cosmic Egg"
Mithras "Born from the Rock"
MIthras and Aion
Episode 40: How to Tell a Joke--a conversation with Dr. Michael Fontaine
Michael's Page at Cornell
Books by Dr. Fontaine
Episode 39: U Can't Dutch This--Daniel Hensius and the Dutch Renaissance
Portraits of Daniel Hensius
Episode 33: Reunited and It Feels So Good--Homer's Odyssey, part 9 (Books 15-17)
Marc Chagall's "Theoclymenus"
Episode 32: Swined and Dined--Homer's Odyssey, part 8 (Books 12-14)
"Eumaeus and Odysseus: Covert Recognition and Self-Revelation?" (journal article)
Episode 31: Mortal Republic-a conversation with Dr. Ed Watts
Dr. Watts Faculty Page
Another Q&A with Dr. Watts
Episode 30: More Pain in the Nekuia--Odysseus in the Underworld, part II (Book 11)
Prisoners of Tartarus
Episode 29: A Pain in the Nekuia: Odysseus in the Underworld, part I (Book 11)
"Odysseus Waits for Tiresias" (ancient vase painting)
A (theoretical) Map of the Underworld
Episode 28: The Well-Trained Mind: A Conversation with Susan Wise Bauer
The Well-trained Mind, Susan's bestselling guide to education
A brief bio on our guest
Ancient physician Hippocrates
Episode 27: HOLY MOLY! — Homer’s Odyssey, part 5 (Book 10)The Moly Plant
Madeline Miller's "Circe"
Broad Mythological Overview of Circe
Episode 26: It's all Fun and Games Till Someone Pokes an Eye Out! — Homer's Odyssey, part 4 (Book 9)
Cyclops Scene from the 1997 Television Miniseries
"Odysseus and Polyphemus", painting by Arnold Bocklin (1896)
"Polyphemus: Two Faces of a Cyclops"
Episode 25: Schmidt-en with the Classics
Overview of all of Gary Schmidt's Books
Another Interview with Dr. Schmidt
Episode 24: A Toast to the Host Who Boasts the Most Roast!-Homer's Odyssey, part 3
The Phaeacians "UNMASKED"
The Concept of "Xenia"
"Odysseus at the Court of Alcinous" (Francesco Hayez, 1815)
Episode 23: Down on the Pharmaka—Homer’s Odyssey, Part 2
"Helen, Counter-Ambush Expert" (fascinating look at the many sides of Helen over various sources)
Witches in Greek and Welsh Myth
What Did "Pharmakon" Mean to the Greeks?
"Helen Recognizes Telemachus" (Jean-Jacques Lagrenee, 1795)
Episode 22: When will Dad be Home? - Homer’s Odyssey, Part 1
Stanley Lombardo's Odyssey
Italian epicist Torquato Tasso
The Idea of Epic by J. B. Hainsworth (1991)
Episode 21: Cowboy up, Verg! Vergil's First Eclogue
LatinPerDiem series on Vergil's First Eclogue
A.S. Kline's translation of Eclogue 1
Bucolics bibliography (it's a biggie!)
Opening lines of Eclogue 1 as they appear in the 5th century Vergilius Romanus.
Episode 20: "A Lion at the Gates"-Battle of Thermopylae, part 2
ὦ ξεῖν᾿, ἀγγέλλειν Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε κείμεθα τοῖς κείνων πειθόμενοι νομίμοις.(Simonides, as quoted by Herodotus 7.228)
Dic, hospes, Spartae, nos te hic vidisse iacentes dum sanctis patriae legibus obsequimur. (Cicero, Tusc. Disputations)
Say, stranger, at Sparta, that here you saw us lie,Revr’encing our country’s laws as mother’s lullaby. (tr. Noe)
View of the pass today from the top of the "Hill of the Last Stand" (facing the Persian camp)
Same view with the (rough) location of where the wall and sea would have been in 480 BC.
Persian arrow and spear heads recovered from the battle site (National Archaeological Museum of Athens)
Episode 19: "A Lion at the Gates"-Battle of Thermopylae, part I
The Routes of Darius and Xerxes
Animated GIF of the Battle of Marathon
The Greco-Persian Wars, by Peter Green (University of California Press, 1998)
Episode 18: Cranks for the Memories – William Perkins, Alexander Dicson, and the Ars Memoriae
Collected Works of William Perkins Volume 6, containing the two memory treatises
Perkins' Libellus De Memoria (Latin)
Perkins' Antidicsonus (Latin)
Episode 17: “Honey, I’m Home!”—Alcestis, Part 2
Arnson Svarlien Hackett edition of Alcestis.
Episode 16: “Euripides? Eubuyides!”—Alcestis, Part 1
Jeff's translation of Alcestis.
Episode 15: "I Can't Spare a Square!: Horror Vacui and the Dipylon Vase
The Dipylon Vase
Dipylon Vase detail: the funerary scene
Edward Hopper painting side-by-side with the Psycho house
"I Can't Spare a Square!" (Seinfeld clip)
Episode 14: Cicero Falls at Formiae - A Date which will Live in Infamy
Some photos Dr. Noe took of the tomb: 1, 2, 3, 4
Cicero's Villa at Formiae?
"The Death of Cicero" by F. Perrier (c. 1635)
Map of Formiae
Episode 13: Buried in Books - Cicero and Cato in a Tusculan Villa
Definition of "helluor"
Various depictions of the suicide of Cato the Younger
The Grave of Nikos Kazantzakis
Episode 12: Theogony and the Ecstasy - The Archaic Greek Poet Hesiod, Part 2
"Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli (c. 1484-1486)
"Saturn (Kronos) Devouring His Son" by Francisco de Goya (1819)
"Fall of the Titans" by Cornelis van Haarlem (1588-1590)
Episode 11: Workin’ for a Livin’ - The Archaic Greek Poet Hesiod, Part 1
The Hackett Edition by Stanley Lombardo
The Hackett Edition by by Richard Caldwell and Stephanie Nelson
Prometheus Brings Fire by Heinrich Friedrich Füger
"Pandora" by John William Waterhouse (1896)
Episode 10: Necropolis Now! The Martyrdom and Tomb of St. Peter
Map of the Necropolis (Peter's grave is field "P")
Reconstruction of the Area around Peter's Grave
The Graffiti Wall
"The Bones of Saint Peter" by John E. Walsh (full text)
Schedule a Visit to the Necropolis
Episode 9: A Fisherman, a Farmer, and a Shepherd Walk into a Painting…: Ovid and Brueghel’s Fall of Icarus
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus (including Daedalus)
Two Lean Men Eating a Fat Man
Tower of Babel
Big Fish Eat Little Fish
Episode 8: Avid for Ovid, or What’s Love Got to Do with It?
Amores 1.1 (Latin text)
Amores 1.1 (English translation-A.S. Kline)
Amores 1.1 with commentary
Noe's Translation of portions of Amores I.1
Episode 7: Troy (2004), the MOVIE - More Bods than Gods
Roger Ebert review (2 stars!)
Alex Von Tunzelmann review (pssst: He hated it)
A.O. Scott review (much more charitable than we thought he'd be!)
Episode 6: SCHLIEMANN!
"Is the Mask a Hoax?" (William Calder)
"Insistent Questions" (David Traill)
"The Case for Authenticity" (Kate Demakopoulou)
Episode 5: History and the Trojan War
The Archaeology of "Homeric" Troy (Dartmouth)
Denys Page, History and the Homeric Iliad
Joachim Latacz, Troy and Homer: Towards a Solution of an Old Mystery
Episode 4: Homer’s Iliad, Part 3
Ian Johnston's translation of the Iliad
Superman Turns Back Time!
Episode 3: Homer’s Iliad, Part 2
"Achilles in his Tent with Patroclus, Playing a Lyre, Surprised by Ulysses and Nestor" (painting by Giuseppe Cades, Louvre)
Episode 2: Homer’s Iliad, Part 1
William Cullen Bryant's translation of the Iliad
Episode 1: Classics as a Way of Life
"In Defence of the Humanities" (Elena Shalneva)