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Posted on January 9th, 2023 in Classes, Featured, Students, Upcoming by Elizabeth W. Thill

Still looking for that perfect course to fill out your semester? Check out late-start Classical Studies courses, still available for enrollment in Spring 2023! All late-start classes are Online Asynchronous. 2nd 5-week session (Feb 13 – Mar 17) NEW! B314: The Environment in the Ancient World (33531) 5 week, 1 credit “appetizer” class can be combined …

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Posted on February 2nd, 2023 in Announcements, Events by Elizabeth W. Thill

In 79 CE, Mt. Vesuvius erupted on a massive scale, burying a large swath of the prosperous Bay of Naples area under meters of rock, ash, and mud. Cities such as Pompeii and Herculaneum were snuffed out, preserved for millennia until they were rediscovered in the modern era. Almost overnight, Pompeii became one of the …

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Posted on February 2nd, 2023 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 55: In which Hercules learns lasers have recovered his temple underwater, and Alexander the “Great” learns Julius Caesar could cry. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-C 387 Roman History. [SETTING: Support Group for the Newly Deified] ROMULUS, FOUNDER OF ROME AND COMPLETE SOCIOPATH:…and that’s why …

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Posted on January 25th, 2023 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 54: In which Juno and Ceres discuss Vikings kissing cousins, and Isis inserts her Egyptian absurdity into the shallow genetic mix. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on CNN.com and SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology. [SETTING: San Casciano Hot Springs, in Tuscany] …

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Posted on January 11th, 2023 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 53: In which Pliny and Vitruvius learn that modern mortals have been throwing shade at their concrete recipes this whole time. This episode of Real Housewives of Hades (a Mt. Olympus spin-off) brought to you by the latest archaeological news on CNN.com – and by CLAS-C 414 Art and Archaeology of the Roman World. [SETTING: Underworld Scientific Academy] PLINY …

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Posted on January 9th, 2023 in Classes, Featured, Students, Upcoming by Elizabeth W. Thill

Still looking for that perfect course to fill out your semester? Check out late-start Classical Studies courses, still available for enrollment in Spring 2023! All late-start classes are Online Asynchronous. 2nd 5-week session (Feb 13 – Mar 17) NEW! B314: The Environment in the Ancient World (33531) 5 week, 1 credit “appetizer” class can be combined …

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Posted on January 5th, 2023 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 52: In which Zeus sets up Ganymede Alerts to follow the mortal news, and Hera has thoughts on the Cave of Salome excavations. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on ArtNet.com – and by CLAS-B 311 Sex and Gender in the Ancient World. [SETTING: Breakfast in the Palace …

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Posted on December 29th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 51: In which Apollo muses on the nature of narrative art, and Hermes discovers ithyphallic motifs are the real visual classics. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on ArtNews.com – and by CLAS-A 418 Myth and Reality in Classical Art. HERMES, GOD OF LOWER LEARNING AND GENERAL PAIN …

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Posted on December 21st, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 50: In which Roma, Mars, and Minerva prepare to defend their own, and also uphold the Roman tradition of laughing at Greece. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on ArtNet.com – and by CLAS-C 351 Change and Innovation in Ancient Greece.  ROMA, GODDESS OF ROME: Minerva, Mars, …

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Posted on December 15th, 2022 in Ancient HBO by Elizabeth W. Thill

This episode of Ancient HBO brought to you by CLAS-C 102 Ancient Roman Culture: Because Hogwarts has nothing on the past. The ceiling of the Great Hall in Hogwarts is enchanted to reflect the weather outside (or whatever else Dumbledore feels will set the proper mood for rampant child endangerment—you do you, Crazy Wizard!). But even …

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Posted on December 13th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 49: In which Herodotus and Josephus debate what constitutes the essence of Greek identity, and what hoplites have to do with it. 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 351 Change and Innovation in Ancient Greece. [SETTING: Grove of Historians] HERODOTUS, …

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