Charlotte HigginsBook Shambles with guest co-host Natalie Haynes
This week it’s all about the classics as Robin is joined by two classicists, Natalie Haynes and Charlotte Higgins. They chat about the best translations of The Odyssey, how much filth the monks permitted, why the classics are frowned upon as ‘too high brow’ and good entry points for getting into these great Greek tales. Also, spoiler alert, this episode contains spoilers for a number of works written about 3000 years ago.
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Please note: Although discussed in the context of work written in the 8th century BC, this episode does contain mentions of sexual violence and suicide.
The Golden Ass by Apuleius
Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain by Charlotte Higgins
The poems of Catullus
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathon Shay
Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths by Charlotte Higgins
The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes
The Odyssey by Homer (Translated by Emily Wilson)
The Histories by Herodotus (Translated by Tom Holland)
Aeneid: Book 4 by Virgil
Medea by Euripides
Satires 6 by Juvenal
Hippolytus by Euripides
The Iliad by Homer
The Trojan Women by Euripides