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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 September 16th, 2022 in Announcements, Classes, Featured, Students, Upcoming by Elizabeth W. Thill

Want to enhance your growth as a citizen of the world? Ask timeless big-picture questions while learning marketable skills? Expand and unlearn what you thought you knew about Ancient Greece and Rome? Draw connections to the past in your field of study? Whether you are minoring in Classical Studies, or taking courses to expand your view …

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Posted on August 29th, 2022 in Announcements, Classes, Featured, 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 Fall 2022! All late-start classes are Online Asynchronous. 2nd 5-week session (Sep 26 – Oct 27) B312: Plague, Disasters, and Death in the Ancient World (28835) 5 week, 1 credit “appetizer” class can be …

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Posted on March 14th, 2022 in Classes, Upcoming by Elizabeth W. Thill

Latin is not only the language of the Ancient Romans, but the language of centuries of scholarship, both scientific and religious. Cicero, Ovid, and Julius Caesar spoke Latin; Copernicus and St. Augustine wrote it; Jefferson, Hamilton, and Tolkien read it. As the parent language of 5 modern languages (including Spanish, French, and Italian) and the …

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Posted on February 13th, 2022 in Classes, Upcoming by Elizabeth W. Thill

Have you ever wondered how ancient societies understood the natural world around them? The people of Ancient Greece and Rome conceptualized nature as a mixture of gods and science, peace and terror, prosperity and challenge. Rural farmers, sailing merchants, conquering armies, and urban dwellers all saw nature differently. They expressed their relationship to nature through …

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Posted on February 12th, 2022 in Classes, Upcoming by Elizabeth W. Thill

Have you ever wondered what the lives of women were like in the ancient world? Mythology is full of extraordinary women, and, statistically, 50% of every human who lived in ancient times was a woman. Yet finding ancient women can be difficult, given that they were excluded from many of the activities, big and small, …

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Posted on February 11th, 2022 in Classes, Upcoming by Elizabeth W. Thill

Have you ever wondered how ancient societies understood the world around them, especially the worst parts? Today we can predict, prevent, and process disasters through scientific technology. Past peoples did not have such luxury, but they still had to make sense of disasters, natural and manmade. CLAS-B 312 serves as an introduction to disasters in …

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Posted on February 10th, 2022 in Classes, Upcoming by Elizabeth W. Thill

Have you ever wondered if concepts like “female” or “male,” “woman” or “man” have been consistent across cultures? Or whether past peoples thought about sexual identity, morality, and orientation in the same way that you do? Maybe you’ve heard rumors that Ancient Greece and Rome were basically wild orgies, societies that contributed to their own …

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Posted on February 3rd, 2022 in Classes, Upcoming 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 January 23rd, 2022 in Classes, Upcoming by Elizabeth W. Thill

Ancient Greece is famous for its many innovations—technological, social, philosophical—that have had an outsized influence on the Eurocentric world. Athens of the 6th and 5th c. BCE saw the birth of democracy, theater, and trial by jury. The conquests of Alexander the Great in the 4th c. BCE stretched from Egypt to Afghanistan and created …

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