Posted on November 28th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 47: In which Roma and Mars investigate the robbery of a German museum, and Minerva tries to option the film rights. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on CNN.com and CBSNews.com – and CLAS-A 301 Classical Archaeology.  ROMA, GODDESS OF ROME: Minerva, gird your loins. Mars and …

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Posted on November 22nd, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 46: In which Herodotus and Josephus debate what constitutes the essence of Judaism, mikvahs or monotheism. 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-C 102 Ancient Roman Culture. [SETTING: Grove of Historians] HERODOTUS, GREEK HISTORIAN AND BELIEVER IN TALKING DEER: Hey …

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

Episode 45: In which Michael Ventris, Napoleon, and Sir Arthur Evans learn why alphabetic scripts are cool and ancient life was gross. 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-C 210 Ancient Medicine and Modern Terminology. [SETTING: Grove of Pompous …

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Posted on November 17th, 2022 in Ancient HBO by Elizabeth W. Thill

This episode of Ancient HBO brought to you by CLAS-C 419 Art and Archaeology of Pompeii: Because Westeros has nothing on the past. Also, spoiler alerts, if that’s still a thing for OG Game of Thrones… The decision of Daenerys Targaryen to torch Kings Landing in Season 8 may have been (almost entirely) inexplicable from a character-development …

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Posted on November 15th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 44: In which Marc Antony and Cleopatra debate a tunnel, tombs, and the basics of civic sanitation engineering. 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-C 102 Ancient Roman Culture. [SETTING: Grove of Tragic Lovers] MARC ANTONY, ROMAN GENERAL …

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

Episode 43: In which a remarkable find of rare Etruscan bronzes provides Hermes with yet another chance to troll his half-brother Apollo. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-C 210 Ancient Medicine and Modern Terminology. HERMES, GOD OF LOWER LEARNING AND GENERAL …

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Posted on November 10th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 42: In which Hades and Persephone host Theseus and his little buddy as permanent guests, and watermelons make the mortal news. This cross-over episode of Real Housewives of Hades (a Mt. Olympus spin-off) and Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-B 314 The Environment in …

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Posted on November 8th, 2022 in Ancient HBO by Elizabeth W. Thill

This episode of Ancient HBO brought to you by CLAS-C 210 Ancient Medicine and Modern Terminology: Because Westeros has nothing on the past. Also, spoiler alerts, if that’s still a thing for OG Game of Thrones… Sam Gamgee’s treatment for Grayscale may have been brutal, but at least it saved Jorah Mormont’s life (yay late season plot …

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Posted on November 8th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 41: In which Ptolemy and Aristotle throw shade at Hipparchus (get it?), and Pliny learns that Sappho hates Hobby Lobby. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-C 351 Change and Innovation in Ancient Greece. [SETTING: Underworld Scientific Academy] PLINY THE ELDER, ANCIENT …

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