19. Pelops


Pelops who? Meet this lesser known Greek hero-king who lends his name to the Peloponnese and is connected to the founding of the Olympic games. Was he really chopped up by his father and served to the gods or is something else going on?

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Source Passage

Pindar. Olympian Ode 1.

Translation Sources

Pindar. “Olympian Ode 1.” Greek Lyric: An Anthology in Translation. Trans. Andrew Miller. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1996. 126-131.

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This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.

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