In the final series episode of the Ithaca Bound Podcast, Ivana Petrovic, Hugh H. Obear Professor of Classics and Department Chair, University of Virginia, joins the show to explore what scholars know about the Greek pantheon.
Some topics explored
- What the Greek pantheon is
- What the term pantheon means
- The similarities and differences between Greek mythology and ancient Greek religion
- The number of Greek deities that have been historically cited
- Details about the Origin Myth (i.e., how the Greek pantheon came about)
- Hesiods contributions to understanding the topic of the Greek pantheon
- The earliest attestation to a Greek deity
- Mycenaeans and Linear B script
- The Greek Titans in mythology
- Who Zeus is in Greek mythology
- Who Hera is in Greek mythology
- Who Athena is in Greek mythology
- More details about the Greek pantheon (their disposition, how they are incepted, their relationships, etc.)
- The topic of hospitality and its importance in Greek tradition
- Details about the “12 Olympians”
Listen to the episode
The episode can be streamed below and is also available on major podcast apps: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
- Professor Petrovic is co-author of the book Inner Purity and Polution in Greek Religion: Vol. 1, Early Greek Religion (Oxford University Press, 2016) and is co-author of a second volume in the foregoing series
- During the episode these other Ithaca Bound podcast episodes were referenced: Linear B w. Dr. Dimitri Nakassis (Ithaca Bound Podcast Series, September 2, 2021), Greek Titans w. Dr. William Hansen (Ithaca Bound Podcast Series, May 27, 2021), 100. Athena w. Dr. Mary Lefkowitz (Ithaca Bound Podcast Series, June 29, 2021)
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