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.
Plato Says Being Gay is Absolutely Divine… The Symposium (Part 1)
Not only does Plato’s Symposium hype up love between men as quite literally godlike, but it also provides us with the absolutely wild idea of Aristophanean soulmates… 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: Plato’s Symposium, Penguin edition translated by Christopher Gill; public domain translation for long passages, translated by B. Jowett; “Erastes-Eromenos Relationships in Two Ancient Epics” by Morgan van Kesteren.
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