Lecture on Audio: Theseus and Ariadne
This lecture on Greek mythology was delivered around 1970. It begins with the sound of a cracked walnut, which launches Kurt into a discussion of seeds, the genesis of life, sexual differentiation, women's lib, and moves from there to the myth of Theseus, the king of Minos, the Minotaur, the establishment of patriarchy, the rise of tyranny and the nature of politics. It's a lively and typically animated bit of teaching. It runs about 45 minutes and takes a minute to load.