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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 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 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 August 17th, 2022 in Honest Museum Signs by Elizabeth W. Thill

Acquisition no. 1: A museum information sign for a sculpture of Aeneas from Aphrodisias, where the hero gets creeped on by Creusa, his dead wife. Social media is full of series that feature the greatest works of ancient art. This is not one of those series. This is Honest Museum Signs, a series devoted to …

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Posted on August 8th, 2022 in Mythology Pitch Meetings by Elizabeth W. Thill

Meeting 7: In which the Muses discuss whether wild animals make good parents for human babies, and Homer is told of He-Man and She-Ra. This episode of Mythology Pitch Meetings brought to you by CLAS-B 311 Ancient Sex and Gender. Have you ever wondered how your favorite Classical Myths came to be? This is absolutely not how that …

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Posted on August 3rd, 2022 in Mythology Pitch Meetings by Elizabeth W. Thill

Meeting 6: In which Homer demonstrates that he does not understand women, weaving, or the basics of where babies come from. This episode of Mythology Pitch Meetings brought to you by CLAS-C 101 Ancient Greek Civilization. Have you ever wondered how your favorite Classical Myths came to be? This is absolutely not how that happened, but it could …

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Posted on February 10th, 2022 in Courses, 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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