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Literature and History
Literature and History
Doug Metzger

With millions of downloads, hundreds of hours of soundtracked content, and an overall emphasis on the cultural history behind famous works of... more

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Episode 103: Boethius

In the twilight of the Western Empire, Boethius (c. 476-523) served as consul, but ended his life imprisoned by the... more

22 Sep 2023 · 2 hours, 21 minutes
Episode 102: An Old Man's Book (Augustine's City of God, Part 2 of 2)

Augustine’s City of God, Part 2 of 2. The second half of the City of God contains some of Late... more

04 Mar 2023 · 2 hours, 27 minutes
Episode 101: Against the Pagans (Augustine's City of God, Part 1 of 2)

Augustine’s City of God, Part 1 of 2. The first half of the City of God is a broadside against... more

04 Feb 2023 · 2 hours, 15 minutes
Episode 100: Late Have I Loved You (Augustine's Confessions, Books 9-13)

Augustine’s Confessions, Part 2 of 2. The second half of Augustine’s Confessions contains some of the most famous theology in... more

30 Dec 2022 · 2 hours, 5 minutes
Episode 99: The Boy Who Stole Pears (Augustine's Confessions, Books 1-7)

Augustine’s Confessions, Part 1 of 2. The first half of Augustine’s Confessions tells of his wayward early years, his intellectual... more

10 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 55 minutes
Episode 98: The Life and Works of Saint Jerome

Polyglot Jerome (347-420) had a gigantic impact on all subsequent Christian history, leaving behind a huge body of works, including... more

11 Nov 2022 · 2 hours, 9 minutes
Episode 97: Blood and Ivy (Nonnus' Dionysiaca, Books 25-48)

The Dionysiaca, Part 2 of 2. The last surviving Greek epic of antiquity draws to a close with Dionysus fighting... more

08 May 2022 · 2 hours, 32 minutes
Episode 96: The Last Pagan Epic (Nonnus' Dionysiaca, Books 1-24)

The last epic from Greco-Roman antiquity that survives in full, Nonnus’ fifth-century Dionysiaca tells of the wine god Dionysus’ journey... more

31 Oct 2021 · 2 hours, 13 minutes
Episode 95: Rutilius Namatianus

In 417 CE, the Roman poet Rutilius Namatianus journeyed from Rome back to his homeland of Gaul, not knowing whether... more

17 Oct 2021 · 2 hours, 2 minutes
Episode 94: Ausonius

One of the later Latin poets of the Empire, Ausonius’ expansive body of work gives us a window into the... more

12 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 53 minutes
Literature and History
Episode 103: Boethius
Literature and History