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.
Who Doesn’t Like a Good (If, Deadly) Riddle? Laius, Chrysippus & the Sphinx
Why was Thebes the way it was? Why was the Sphinx sent there, and was it Laius’ fault? We’re looking at all the Sphinxian background to Oedipus Tyrannos. 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: Oedipus Tyrannos as retold in the past three episodes; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com entries on The Sphinx and Chrysippus.
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