Archive

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, …

Read More


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 …

Read More


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 …

Read More


Posted on November 3rd, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 40: In which the Parthenon’s architect and Thomas Jefferson continue discussing proprietary designs, in this case dominating domes. This episode of Real Housewives of Hades (a Mt. Olympus spin-off) brought to you by the latest Classical Studies news – and by CLAS-C 102 Ancient Roman Culture. [SETTING: Underworld Club for Architects] PHIDIAS, DESIGNER OF THE …

Read More


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

Episode 37: In which Zeus gathers the goddesses together to discuss an extraordinary mosaic, which predictably proves to be just a terrible idea. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by CLAS-C 351 Change and Innovation in Ancient Greece. [SETTING: Breakfast in the Palace of the Gods] HERA, GODDESS OF CHILDBIRTH AND ZEUS’ …

Read More


Posted on September 14th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 29: In which Alexander the Great conquers the “Support Group for the Newly Deified,” and Hercules finally impresses a god. Sort of. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by CLAS-C 351 Change and Innovation in Ancient Greece. [SETTING: Support Group for the Newly Deified] HERCULES, SON OF ZEUS AND FORMER MORTAL:…And then …

Read More


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 …

Read More