In our final instalment of the Monsters and Demons series, we interview Megan Lewis, one of the founders of the Digital Hammurabi Project, on her interest in Mesopotamian monsters and why we find them so fascinating.
Monthly Archives: October 2021
Blog Post #37: Myths, Monsters, and “Serpentine Stories” with Liv Albert
In the next installation of our Monsters and Demons series for the month of October, we interview Liv Albert, creator and host of the popular podcast ‘Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!’. Read along, as Liv tells us all about her fascination with myths and monsters.
Video #18: Athenian Democracy with Chandra Giroux
In the eighteenth instalment of the Peopling the Past video series, we are joined by Dr. Chandra Giroux who discusses Athenian Democracy, including how decisions were made, who got to participate, and the challenges and criticisms that this system faced.
Blog Post #36: Difference and Perspective in Myth with Cora Beth Fraser, founder of Asterion
In this blog post, we interview Cora Beth Fraser, founder of Asterion, a new organization dedicated to representing and celebrating neurodiversity in Classics. She also reflects on why Asterion (the Minotaur) was selected to represent their organization.
Blog Post #35: Researching Monstrosity in Greek Literature with Fiona Mitchell
In the next installation of our Monsters and Demons series for the month of October, we bring you an interview with Dr. Fiona Mitchell of Birmingham, author of a recently published monograph on monsters in Greek literature. Dr. Mitchell discusses the roles and meanings of monsters in ancient Greek myth and reflects on why we resonate with these characters past and present.
Blog Post #34: Monsters and Myths with Adrienne Mayor
In October, Peopling the Past brings you interviews and reflections from scholars whose work investigates monsters and demons in the ancient world, examining their meaning and symbolism and their deeper connections to human experiences past and present.
In our first instalment of this series, we interview Adrienne Mayor, an author and classical folklorist who investigates natural knowledge contained in pre-scientific myths and oral traditions.