Posted on October 26th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 39: In which Demeter stands up for domesticated donkeys, and Artemis stands up for inconsistent divine attention spans. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-B 314 The Environment in the Ancient World. ARTEMIS, GODDESS OF THE WILDS: Demeter! We need to talk. …

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Posted on October 25th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 38: In which Pliny and Frontinus discuss mercury and Jared Diamond, and Edward Gibbons is the best argument against his own collapse theory. This episode of Real Housewives of Hades (a Mt. Olympus spin-off) brought to you by the latest archaeological news on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-B 314 The Environment in the Ancient World. [SETTING: Underworld Scientific Academy] PLINY …

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Posted on October 19th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 37: In which Zeus gathers the goddesses together to discuss an extraordinary mosaic, which predictably proves to be just a terrible idea. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by CLAS-C 351 Change and Innovation in Ancient Greece. [SETTING: Breakfast in the Palace of the Gods] HERA, GODDESS OF CHILDBIRTH AND ZEUS’ …

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Posted on October 15th, 2022 in Mythology Pitch Meetings by Elizabeth W. Thill

Meeting 10: In which Homer tells a tale of Marsyas, music, and Midas to the Muses, and Calliope learns about basketball. This episode of Mythology Pitch Meetings brought to you by CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology. Have you ever wondered how your favorite Classical Myths came to be? This is absolutely not how that happened, but it could have …

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Posted on October 12th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 36: In which Pliny the Elder, Aristotle, and Hippocrates are greatly perplexed by eels, as all humans should be. This episode of Real Housewives of Hades (a Mt. Olympus spin-off) brought to you by the latest archaeological news on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-B 314 The Environment in the Ancient World. [SETTING: Underworld Scientific Academy] PLINY THE …

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Posted on October 11th, 2022 in Announcements, Faculty by Elizabeth W. Thill

Our fearless Program Director, Dr. Elizabeth Thill, was interviewed for a story in USA Today about a newly discovered Hercules statue at the site of Philippi in Greece: check it out here! The sculpture, which probably dates to the 2nd century CE, was found re-used in a Byzantine building from the 9th century CE, despite the …

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Posted on October 6th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 35: In which Zeus calls a council to discuss a wave of terrorist tourists, and Dionysus is the cause and the solution to the problem. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology. [SETTING: Grand meeting hall of Mt. Olympus] ZEUS, KING OF GODS AND PERPETUAL HORN-DOG: Ok, …

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Posted on October 4th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 34: In which Hermes goes the extra mile to irritate his half-brother Apollo, and Bronze Age drug use has a role to play. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by CLAS-C 210 Ancient Medicine and Modern Terminology. HERMES, GOD OF LOWER LEARNING AND GENERAL PAIN IN THE….: Bro, guess what the …

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Posted on October 3rd, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 33: In which the architect of Stonehenge teaches the architect of the Parthenon about why basic shapes are not proprietary designs. This episode of Real Housewives of Hades (a Mt. Olympus spin-off) brought to you by CLAS-C 351 Change and Innovation in Ancient Greece. [SETTING: Underworld Club for Architects] PHIDIAS, DESIGNER OF THE PARTHENON: Connacht, you seem …

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