Hodie est a.d. VII Kal. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~  23 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad

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Nur Laiq (TORCH Global South Visiting Fellow), Hal Scardino (producer) and Fiona Macintosh (APGRD) discuss We Are Not Princesses, a documentary about Syrian women living as refugees in Beirut telling their stories through the ancient Greek play, Antigone.

By modern standards the Romans had some fairly unusual ideas, which could be putting it mildly when it comes to the subject of adultery. For the most part the Romans were lack lax in repercussions, unless of course you were embarrassing a man of high status.

The Magna Mater is not one of the most obvious gods of the Roman pantheon, perhaps as she got there through rather unconventional means. Her Temple was afforded a grand position on the Palentine Hill, where it could be admired by all Romans who visited the Circus Maximus.

Guest: Dr Roslynne Bell (Associate Research Fellow in Classics, in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne)

Hoc in colloquio, Augustus et Catharina et Iustus de consiliis aestivis colloquuntur.

In today’s episode host Jean Menzies is joined by author and academic Anwen Hayward. They discuss Anwen’s retelling of the Medusa myth, her PhD research, the intersections between creative writing and academia, and monsters in Greek and Roman myth

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