The Iliad is a critical work of western literature that has influenced countless works throughout history and into the present day. But when a story is retold and adapted this often, important elements are distorted until they barely resemble the original. That’s why we’ve invited our favorite Iliad enthusiast to come talk about it. Listen as we discuss how Hector isn’t cool, why horses can talk, and that even the ancient Greeks had trouble with exposition.
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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.