CLXX: Leander Swam Far Beyond the Ancient World, The Stormy Story of Hero & Leander

06.14.2022 - By Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold

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The story of Hero and Leander is one of the most widely known myths of ancient Greece, except, we have no ancient Greek text sources. But that just makes it all the more interesting... CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Ovid's Heroides, translated by Harold Isbell and found on Theoi.com; The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Reception; Musaeus' Hero and Leander, translated by Laurence Eusden; Wikipedia (cue shock and horror!) for works of reception, Christopher Marlowe's Hero and Leander. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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