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This podcast is an introduction to Anglophone literature, from ancient times to the present, done by a Ph.D. with lots of books and musical instruments. A typical episode offers a summary of a work, or part of a work of literature, followed by some historical analysis. The episodes include original music, some comedy songs, and goofy jokes. You can listen to the shows in any order, although from time to time, episodes will make brief mention of previous or upcoming ones.

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This podcast is an introduction to Anglophone literature, from ancient times to the present, done by a Ph.D. with lots of books and musical instruments. A typical episode offers a summary of a work, or part of a work of literature, followed by some historical analysis. The episodes include original music, some comedy songs, and goofy jokes. You can listen to the shows in any order, although from time to time, episodes will make brief mention of previous or upcoming ones.

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This guy is so good. His presentation is thoughtful, reverent, and engrossing.

Amazing content and entertaining

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Very easy to listen to and follow even if you are not always familiar with the content

iTunes Ratings

603 Ratings
Average Ratings
561
17
13
6
6

Great stuff!!

By ear•way - Feb 23 2020
Read more
This guy is so good. His presentation is thoughtful, reverent, and engrossing.

Amazing content and entertaining

By kdenney86 - Jan 25 2020
Read more
Very easy to listen to and follow even if you are not always familiar with the content
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Literature and History

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This podcast is an introduction to Anglophone literature, from ancient times to the present, done by a Ph.D. with lots of books and musical instruments. A typical episode offers a summary of a work, or part of a work of literature, followed by some historical analysis. The episodes include original music, some comedy songs, and goofy jokes. You can listen to the shows in any order, although from time to time, episodes will make brief mention of previous or upcoming ones.

Rank #1: Episode 54: Out of Troy (Virgil's Aeneid, Books 1-3)

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Virgil’s Aeneid, Books 1-3. The Aeneid is Rome’s great epic. Learn the story of its first three books, and when and why Virgil began writing it.

Episode 54 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-54-quiz

Episode 54 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-054-out-of-troy

Episode 54 Song: "The Epic Cycle Waltz" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcJgKUMS8k8

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

May 31 2018

2hr 12mins

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Rank #2: Episode 65: Seneca and the Julio-Claudians (The Life of Seneca)

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Seneca the Younger (c 1 BCE-65 CE) practiced the philosophy of stoicism over the course of several volatile, and very different imperial reigns.

Episode 65 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-65-quiz

Episode 65 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-065-seneca-and-the-julio-claudians

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

Mar 30 2019

2hr 6mins

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Rank #3: Episode 40: Hellenism and the Birth of the Self

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The Hellenistic period – 330-30 BCE, saw Alexander’s successor kingdoms rotting away in the east, the rise of Rome, and the birth of modern consciousness.

Episode 40 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-40-quiz

Episode 40 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-040-hellenism-and-the-birth-of-the-self

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Apr 24 2017

1hr 54mins

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Rank #4: Episode 3: He Who Saw the Deep (The Epic of Gilgamesh)

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The Epic of Gilgamesh, composed 3,000-5,000 years ago, and translated in the 1860s and 70s, was one of the greatest literary discoveries of all time.

Episode 3 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-3-quiz

Episode 3 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-003-he-who-saw-the-deep

Episode 3 Song: "Don't Fall Off the Roof" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJJurdC3OIg

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

Feb 12 2016

1hr 1min

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Rank #5: Episode 66: Stoicism, Seneca, St. Paul

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Stoicism, starting with Zeno in 300 BCE, was a popular philosophy by the lifetime of Seneca, perhaps even making its way into the New Testament.

Episode 66 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-66-quiz

Episode 66 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-066-seneca-stoicism-st-paul

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

Jun 26 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #6: Episode 9: Glittering Bronze Men (Homer's Iliad, Books 1-8)

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The Iliad, Books 1-8. Homer’s Iliad is the Tyrannosaurus Rex of ancient epics. And at the core of its 24 books is one shiny metal.

Episode 9 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-9-quiz

Episode 9 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-009-glittering-bronze-men

Episode 9 Song: "History's First Mullets" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP6JmLa7hck

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

Mar 27 2016

1hr 50mins

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Rank #7: Episode 61: Changes of Shape (Ovid's Metamorphoses, Books 1-5)

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Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Books 1-5. This book influenced thousands of years of later literature, and remains one of our best source texts on classical mythology.

Episode 61 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-61-quiz

Episode 61 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-061-changes-of-shape

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Jan 14 2019

2hr 14mins

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Rank #8: Episode 15: Canaan (Biblical History and Archaeology)

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The Old Testament, Part 1 of 10. 1207 BCE. Two world empires. And between them, an unassuming strip of seacoast land that has been at the center of history, ever since.

Episode 15 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-15-quiz

Episode 15 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-015-canaan

Episode 15 Song: "It's Time to Read the Bible" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsd53FrHRPY

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

May 13 2016

1hr 25mins

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Rank #9: Episode 27: The Bloody King (Aeschylus' Agamemnon)

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Aeschylus’ Oresteian Trilogy, 1 of 3. A terrible family curse. A wronged queen. The Trojan War was only the start of the bloodshed.

Episode 27 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-27-quiz

Episode 27 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-027-the-bloody-king

Episode 27 Song: "Hello, My Name is Agamemnon" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJwm-oSAVdo

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

Oct 14 2016

1hr 53mins

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Rank #10: Episode 4: Divine Judgment (The Book of the Dead)

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In the 3,500 year old Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, we can find the roots of the world's religions.

Episode 4 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-4-quiz

Episode 4 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-004-divine-judgment

Episode 4 Song: "May My Eyebrows Live Forever" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PU9SWp9ZdE

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

Feb 12 2016

48mins

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Rank #11: Episode 26: Ancient Greek Theater (The History of 5th-Century BCE Athenian Drama)

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Masks. Choruses. Huge prosthetic penises. Before you read Sophocles, Euripides, and company, it’s a good idea to know a bit about Ancient Greek Theater.

Episode 26 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-26-quiz

Episode 26 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-026-ancient-greek-theater

Episode 26 Song: "Golden Age Athens" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IPMk-r9QEw

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Sep 30 2016

1hr 39mins

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Rank #12: Episode 42: The Beginnings of Roman Literature

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Roman literature grew slowly from Greek traditions during the 300s and 200s BCE. Learn about its earliest figures, and how they paved the way for the Age of Cicero.

Episode 42 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-42-quiz

Episode 42 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-042-the-beginnings-of-roman-literature

Episode 42 Song: "Stupid Puns About Rome" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OPNayS4wJ8

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

Sep 17 2017

1hr 50mins

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Rank #13: Episode 17: Roots of the Pentateuch (The Pentateuch and Comparative Mythography)

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The Old Testament, Part 3 of 10. Hear the Biblical story of creation and the first founders of Israel, and the texts that may have influenced this story.

Episode 17 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-17-quiz

Episode 17 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-017-roots-of-the-pentateuch

Episode 17 Song: "The Creation of the World" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1uBUw1jEnw

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

Jun 01 2016

1hr 52mins

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Rank #14: Episode 19: The One Who Struggles with God (The Historical Books and Biblical Archaeology)

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The Old Testament, Part 5 of 10. The Historical Books tell of Israel’s conflicts with Syria, Assyria, Egypt, and finally, exile to the corridors of Babylon.

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Episode 19 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-19-quiz

Episode 19 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-19-the-one-who-struggles-with-god

Episode 19 Song: "Rolling Into Canaan" https://youtu.be/4QWkszvhg6g

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Jun 29 2016

2hr 28mins

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Rank #15: Episode 46: The Republic at Twilight (Cicero's Early Life)

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Cicero (106-43 BCE) was the undisputed master of the Latin language. During his first thirty years, he witnessed events that heralded the Republic’s end.

Episode 46 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-46-quiz

Episode 46 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-046-the-republic-at-twilight

Episode 46 Song: "Roman Senate Barbershop" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWgg9aMq7gs

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

Dec 09 2017

1hr 33mins

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Rank #16: Episode 34: The Traditions of Our Forefathers (Euripides' The Bacchae)

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Euripides’ The Bacchae, one of the darkest  and bloodiest works of Ancient Greek tragedy, is about the spread of cult religions during the late Peloponnesian War.

Episode 34 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-34-quiz

Episode 34 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-034-the-traditions-of-our-forefathers

Episode 34 Song: "Interview with Dionysus" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxd0jATUZ-s

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

Jan 24 2017

2hr 6mins

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Rank #17: Episode 30: Two Legs in the Afternoon (Sophocles' Oedipus the King)

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Sophocles’  Theban Plays, 1 of 3. Oedipus the King is one of literature’s great stories. It’s also a haunting window into the fears of war torn Athens in 429 BCE.

Episode 30 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-30-quiz

Episode 30 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-030-two-legs-in-the-afternoon

Episode 30 Song: "Oedipus the King" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MroDLpX9Osg&t=257s

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

Nov 23 2016

1hr 54mins

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Rank #18: Episode 45: The Uncuttables (Lucretius' On the Nature of Things and Epicureanism)

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Lucretius (c. 94-53 BCE) is our most important source for Epicurean philosophy, perhaps the most misunderstood school of thought from the ancient world.

Episode 45 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-45-quiz

Episode 45 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-045-the-uncuttables

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Nov 16 2017

1hr 49mins

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Rank #19: Episode 33: Woman the Barbarian (Euripides' Medea)

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Euripides’ Medea is Ancient Greece’s most famous play. But what did it mean to the Athenians in 431 BCE who watched it on the Acropolis?

Episode 33 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-33-quiz

Episode 33 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-033-woman-the-barbarian

Episode 33 Song: "She Will Never Backing Down" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EaIXjT4uw0

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Jan 05 2017

1hr 56mins

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Rank #20: Episode 52: White Flowers Die (Virgil's Eclogues)

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Virgil’s Eclogues (c. 38 BCE) are poems about country life. Far from being innocent celebrations, though they are often cryptic filled with a haunting darkness.

Episode 52 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-52-quiz

Episode 52 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-052-white-flowers-die

Episode 52 Song: "Cyclops Power Ballad" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZOiQL5aJAA

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Apr 12 2018

1hr 49mins

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Episode 72: Bread and Circuses (Juvenal's Satires)

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Juvenal’s Satires, produced some time in the decades around 100 CE, mercilessly mock some of the more colorful aspects of Roman life.

Episode 72 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-72-quiz

Episode 72 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-072-bread-and-circuses

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Feb 14 2020

1hr 51mins

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Episode 71: The Gods Depart (Statius' Thebaid)

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Statius’ Thebaid, Books 7-12. Six hundred years after Aeschylus, Statius once again brought the Theban epic to a thunderous conclusion.

Jan 29 2020

2hr 16mins

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Episode 70: Rome's Forgotten Epic (Statius' Thebaid)

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Statius’ Thebaid, Books 1-6. This epic is hardly ever read or taught these days, but in 100 CE, it was as famous as anything in the Roman world.

Episode 70 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-70-quiz

Episode 70 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-070-romes-forgotten-epic

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Sep 09 2019

1hr 55mins

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Episode 69: Rome's Comic Novel (Petronius' Satyricon)

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Petronius’ Satyricon is a contender for history’s first novel, a picaresque filled with sex, misadventures, and details about daily life.

Episode 69 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-69-quiz

Episode 69 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-069-romes-comic-novel

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Aug 26 2019

2hr

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Episode 68: Love Means Sin (Seneca's Phaedra)

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Seneca’s Phaedra (c. 50s CE) is the story of an illicit passion, a stoic cautionary tale and simultaneously vivid character study.

Episode 68 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-68-quiz

Episode 68 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-068-love-means-sin

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Aug 05 2019

1hr 34mins

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Episode 67: Jaws Dripping Blood (Seneca's Thyestes)

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Seneca’s Thyestes, probably written around the 50s CE, is one of the most horrifying and influential plays ever written.

Episode 67 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-67-quiz

Episode 67 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-067-jaws-dripping-blood

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Jul 17 2019

1hr 12mins

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Episode 66: Stoicism, Seneca, St. Paul

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Stoicism, starting with Zeno in 300 BCE, was a popular philosophy by the lifetime of Seneca, perhaps even making its way into the New Testament.

Episode 66 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-66-quiz

Episode 66 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-066-seneca-stoicism-st-paul

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

Jun 26 2019

1hr 34mins

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Episode 65: Seneca and the Julio-Claudians (The Life of Seneca)

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Seneca the Younger (c 1 BCE-65 CE) practiced the philosophy of stoicism over the course of several volatile, and very different imperial reigns.

Episode 65 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-65-quiz

Episode 65 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-065-seneca-and-the-julio-claudians

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Mar 30 2019

2hr 6mins

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Episode 64: Ovid's Exile (The Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto)

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For mysterious reasons, in 8 CE, Ovid was exiled from Rome. Ovid’s last works were composed an ocean away from  Italy, on the western shore of the Black Sea.

Episode 64 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-64-quiz

Episode 64 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-064-ovids-exile

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Feb 23 2019

1hr 39mins

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Episode 63: All Is in Flux (Ovid's Metamorphoses, Books 11-15)

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Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Books 11-15. The vast Metamorphoses draws to a resonant conclusion as Ovid brings his great poem to Rome itself.

Episode 63 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-63-quiz

Episode 63 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-063-all-is-in-flux

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Feb 08 2019

2hr 11mins

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Episode 62: A Curious Passion (Ovid's Metamorphoses, Books 6-10)

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Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Books 6-10. In the middle portion of Ovid’s great poem, psychological transformations become as gripping as physical ones.

Episode 62 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-62-quiz

Episode 62 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-062-a-curious-passion

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Jan 27 2019

2hr 6mins

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Episode 61: Changes of Shape (Ovid's Metamorphoses, Books 1-5)

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Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Books 1-5. This book influenced thousands of years of later literature, and remains one of our best source texts on classical mythology.

Episode 61 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-61-quiz

Episode 61 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-061-changes-of-shape

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Jan 14 2019

2hr 14mins

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Episode 60: How to Make Love to a Roman (Ovid's Art of Love and Cure for Love)

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Ovid’s Art of Love is ancient Rome’s manual of seduction – a record of the steamier side of the Augustan Age.

Episode 60 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-60-quiz

Episode 60 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-060-how-to-make-love-to-a-roman

Episode 60 Song: "Bad Advice from Ovid" https://youtu.be/kfx-sjGorVM

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Dec 10 2018

1hr 49mins

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Episode 59: Early Ovid (Amores, Heroides)

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The love poetry of Ovid (43 BCE-17 CE) was standard Latin curriculum for hundreds of years, but it was also the product of a very specific historical moment.

Episode 59 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-59-quiz

Episode 59 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-059-early-ovid

Episode 59 Song: "Ovid in Elegiacs" Video https://youtu.be/vE1jkidRthY

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Nov 13 2018

1hr 30mins

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Episode 58: She Caught Me with Her Eyes (Propertius' Poetry)

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Propertius (c. 50-1 BCE) took the Latin elegiac form to new heights of complexity and passion, even weaving subtle satire throughout his work.

Episode 58 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-58-quiz

Episode 58 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-058-she-caught-me-with-her-eyes

Episode 58 Song: "Arrogant Love Song" https://youtu.be/BHEYVxqdztE

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

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Oct 10 2018

1hr 43mins

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Episode 57: The World Grows Dim and Black (Virgil's Aeneid, Books 10-12)

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Virgil’s Aeneid, Books 10-12. The end of Rome’s great epic is about something Romans of Virgil’s generation knew very well indeed. War.

Episode 57 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-57-quiz

Episode 57 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-057-the-world-grows-dim-and-black

Episode 57 Song: "Dear Pallas" https://youtu.be/WRZbUYwdTR0

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Sep 01 2018

1hr 58mins

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Episode 56: I Shall Release Hell (Virgil's Aeneid, Books 7-9)

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Virgil’s Aeneid, Books 7-9. Aeneas’ arrival in Italy begins auspiciously enough, but soon things take a turn for the worse.

Episode 56 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-56-quiz

Episode 56 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-056-i-shall-release-hell

Episode 56 Song: "Another Siege" https://youtu.be/bjqsZbGL8oM

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Aug 13 2018

1hr 58mins

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Episode 55: Among the Shades (Virgil's Aeneid, Books 4-6)

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Virgil’s Aeneid, Books 4-6. The story of Dido and Aeneas, and his subsequent journey to the underworld, is the heart of Rome’s most famous poem.

Episode 55 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-55-quiz

Episode 55 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-055-among-the-shades

Episode 55 Song: "The Gods Are Insane" https://youtu.be/Uybu1B2qq9o

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

Jul 06 2018

2hr 23mins

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Episode 54: Out of Troy (Virgil's Aeneid, Books 1-3)

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Virgil’s Aeneid, Books 1-3. The Aeneid is Rome’s great epic. Learn the story of its first three books, and when and why Virgil began writing it.

Episode 54 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-54-quiz

Episode 54 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-054-out-of-troy

Episode 54 Song: "The Epic Cycle Waltz" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcJgKUMS8k8

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

May 31 2018

2hr 12mins

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Episode 53: Then Came Hard Iron (Virgil's Georgics)

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Virgil’s Georgics (c. 29 BCE), or agriculture poems, show the poet reaching his full strength as a writer, and using an old form to analyze the history around him.

Episode 53 Quiz: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-53-quiz

Episode 53 Transcription: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/episode-053-then-came-hard-iron

Episode 53 Song: "The Ancient Republican" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzNAutei6wA

Bonus Content: http://literatureandhistory.com/index.php/bonus-content

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/literatureandhistory

May 04 2018

1hr 52mins

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