The Book Club

Natalie Haynes: Women in the Greek Myths

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In This Episode

In this week’s Book Club podcast, my guest is the writer and broadcaster Natalie Haynes, whose new book Pandora’s Jar: Women In The Greek Myths investigates how the myths portrayed women from Pandora to Medea, and how those images have been repurposed in the retellings of subsequent generations. She tells me why Theseus isn’t quite the hero we imagine him, how Erasmus’s mistranslation of a single word crocked Pandora’s reputation for good, why Euripides was a feminist avant la lettre, and how the Gorgon got her body.

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