André Santana's understated performance of these ancient Greco-Roman queer stories creates a thoughtful experience for listeners. Santana's soft pauses between the introduction to each selection and the selections themselves ease listeners into an engaging assortment of mythology, philosophy, satire, and poetry. This production includes notable pieces from Ovid's METAMORPHOSES, Plato's SYMPOSIUM, and stories of the lives of soldiers, sex workers, and gods from many other writers. These tales, varied in length and steeped in the social mores, humor, and imaginations of another age, offer connections with contemporary listeners through relatable experiences of love and loss. Although the text's illustrations are not available in the audio version, Santana's relaxed warmth paints pictures of the artist's classical inspirations in the epilogue. J.R.T. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593827338 $15.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593827345 $47.50
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