The most entertaining and enraging stories from mythology told casually, contemporarily, and (let’s be honest) sarcastically. Greek and Roman gods did some pretty weird (and awful) things. Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology’s (mis)treatment of women, the wild things the gods did, and the all around incredible minds of the ancient world. Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversations with authors and scholars or readings of ancient epics every Friday.
It’s Almost Like Being Trans Isn’t New… Transgender Transformations in Ovid’s Metamorphoses
Now more than ever we should remember (and have evidence!) that being trans and seeking gender affirmation has always existed… This episode looks at the evidence in Ovid. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv’s Patreon for bonus content!
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 Metamorphoses, translated by Stephanie McCarter (entries and end notes); “Reframing Iphis and Caeneus: Trans Narratives and Socio-Linguistic Gendering in Ovid’s Metamorphoses” by J. L. Watson.
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