CLXX: Leander Swam Far Beyond the Ancient World, The Stormy Story of Hero & Leander


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The story of Hero and Leander is one of the most widely known myths of ancient Greece, except, we have no ancient Greek text sources. But that just makes it all the more interesting...

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Ovid's Heroides, translated by Harold Isbell and found on; The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Reception; Musaeus' Hero and Leander, translated by Laurence Eusden; Wikipedia (cue shock and horror!) for works of reception, Christopher Marlowe's Hero and Leander.

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