Did Shakespeare actually know anything about Ancient Rome? Or was he just writing Classical Fan-Fiction? ALI Greek & Latin Fellow Katherine Bradshaw, a scholar of both Shakespeare and the Classical world, joins Jonathan and Ryan for a discussion of The Tragedy of Coriolanus, one of the last plays Shakespeare wrote: an examination of the Roman Republic in its infancy, and what happens when Roman pietas goes horribly awry.
Jan Blits’s edition of Coriolanus: https://amzn.to/3C1TEaK
The New Thinkery, Ep. 28 on Coriolanus feat. Jan Blits: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/interview-professor-jan-blits-on-shakespeares-coriolanus/id1524739522?i=1000507558606
Plutarch’s Life of Coriolanus (free): https://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Plutarch/Lives/Coriolanus*.html
Plutarch’s Life of Coriolanus (Greek-English):
Katherine’s favorite Coriolanus adaptation: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1372686/
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