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Late Night Classics

Author: with Bibi Jacob. A Monkeybird Production

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A podcast of ancient classics to accompany you into the night, from the creators of Tales of the Night Sky audio drama. Join Bibi Jacob as she reads you her selection of Greek and Roman classics with immersive soundscapes.
5 Episodes
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Ariadne finds herself abandoned on the island of Naxos after helping Theseus kill the Minotaur.    Bibi reads the tenth letter from Ovid’s Heroides.   The translation is by Grant Showerman and is in the public domain.   Sound and production by Geoff Chong.  
When Jupiter and Mercury seek hospitality on earth, they find most doors are closed to them. Only one old couple takes them in. Punishment and reward follow. Bibi reads from  Book 8 of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The translation is by Henry Thomas Riley and is in the public domain. Sound and production by Geoff Chong.
The goddess Ceres punishes Erysichthon in a surprisingly gruesome way when he cuts down her sacred tree. Bibi reads from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book 8. The translation is by Henry Thomas Riley. Sound and production by Geoff Chong.
In this first episode, Bibi reads you the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, one of the earliest versions of Persephone’s abduction into the underworld.    The translation is by Hugh Evelyn-White and is in the public domain.   Sound and production by Geoff Chong.   Sources for this episode include ‘Prolegomena to the study of Greek Religion,’ by Jane Harrison.   Listen to our version of the Persephone myth: https://talesofthenightsky.libsyn.com/16-orpheus-persephone-the-constellation-of-lyra-part-2    Listen to Bibi reading Nonnus’ dark tale about Persephone’s child, Zagreus: https://talesofthenightsky.libsyn.com/bonus-episode-zagreus
Discover the new show from the creators of Tales of the Night Sky.  A Monkeybird Production.
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