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Posted on January 9th, 2023 in Classes, Students 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 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 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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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 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 September 16th, 2022 in Announcements, Classes, Students 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 February 13th, 2022 in Courses, 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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