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The Odyssey Storytelling Podcast

Nov 17, 2017

You won't hear an audience in this episode, but that doesn't detract from Bella Vivante's profound story of identity, and the consequences of trying to pass for someone you're not. From Bella's Odyssey biography:

Bella Vivante, actor, writer, dancer and leader of study trips to Greece and Turkey recently returned from Turkey as a Smithsonian Journeys Study Leader. A retired professor of Classics, she runs her own business, ARIELA, LLC – Educational Travel * Dramatic Performances * For Youth and Lifelong Learners, In various activities Bella strives to make the ancient world dynamically alive to contemporary audiences: see Women, Marriage and Family in Ancient Greece, a Paideia Project dvd 2012; Daughters of Gaia: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World (Praeger 2007, pb Oklahoma 2008); classes she teaches for the Humanities Seminars Program, and more.

This story was originally created for the "Passing" show on November 5th, 2015, which was curated by C. Michael Woodward. For more information about Odyssey Storytelling, please visit