08/02/2023 - Episode 32 '13 Strings on a Renaissance Lute'
An interview with Matthew Leigh Embleton, composer, musician and writer out of Kent, England. Rob Cain and Matthew discuss Ancient Latin, the Vikings and assorted historical observations. Matthew discusses his favorite 'epochs'.
02/01/2022 - Matthew Leigh Embleton to join the storytelling team at Ancient Rome Refocused
"For Season 6 of Ancient Rome Refocused composer and writer Matthew Leigh Embleton will be joining the podcasts to deliver lectures on his favorite subjects about the ancient world. Embleton has been a welcomed Ancient Rome Refocused contributor for many years, and now he will drop in via Kent, England, with his unique and eye-opening views of Mythology, Runes, Opium and Latin".
12/07/2020 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - 'Batrachomyomachia' (with Minnie Rogers)
11/07/2020 - Minnie Rogers - 'The Siren'
02/10/2020 - Episode 22 'Mice and Frogs Behaving Badly'
The Batrachomyomachia or Battle of the Frogs and Mice is a comic epic, or a parody of the Iliad, commonly attributed to Homer. Matthew provides music for this episode in the form of a special piece 'Batrachomyomachia'. The march of the percussion suggests the image of each side marching into battle. Minnie Rogers sings like a siren with the muse of Euterpe in this hauntingly beautiful dream-like piece. Inspired by the classic Hollywood films portraying the mythology of Ancient Greece.