October 16, 2021

Episode Twelve: A Thousand Ships

In this episode we discuss Natalie Haynes's 2019 novel A Thousand Ships. Digressions include identity theft, ancient clothing, and ecofascism. We also spend a while simping for basically every ancient woman mentioned.


Content warnings:

  • Profanity
  • Discussion of violence and death
  • Discussion of rape and sexual assault
  • Mentions of slavery
  • Mentions of sex and sexuality


Notes: The French story about a man replacing his dead comrade that Julia referenced was the story of Martin Guerre, which was indeed historical. 

And a small correction: the word for Penelope and Odysseus's likemindedness is "homophrosyne" not "symphrosyne".


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