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Literature and History

A podcast covering Anglophone literature from ancient times to the present.
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Feb 12, 2016

Elementals, giants, titans and gods! Hesiod's Theogony chronicles a great war - one which would leave one entity sovereign over the cosmos.

Feb 12, 2016

Before Aristotle, Socrates and Plato, there was a grouchy farmer poet whose Works and Days continues to fascinate us.

Feb 12, 2016

Ancient Egypt produced a great deal of proverbs and wisdom literature. Some of it even slipped into the Bible. But how wise is wisdom literature?

Feb 12, 2016

We know about Ancient Egypt's pyramids, temples, and sarcophagi. What about its folktales and stories?

Feb 12, 2016

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

Feb 12, 2016

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.

Feb 12, 2016

The Enuma Elish and the Atrahasis, in circulation 3,800 years ago, were Mesopotamia's creation and flood epics, making them 1,000 years older than Genesis.

Feb 12, 2016

For thousands of years, cuneiform was the means of transmitting information through space and time in the Ancient Near East. Then, something happened.

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