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Posted on September 22nd, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 31: In which Hippocrates has a crisis of identity and conscience, and Aristotle argues they can make Greece great again. This episode of Real Housewives of Hades (a Mt. Olympus spin-off) brought to you by CLAS-C 210 Ancient Medicine and Modern Terminology. [SETTING: Underworld Scientific Academy] ARISTOTLE, ANCIENT PHILOSOPHER AND SCIENCE NERD: Hippocrates, you seem upset. What’s wrong? …

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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 August 18th, 2022 in Honest Museum Signs by Elizabeth W. Thill

Acquisition no. 3: A museum information sign for a pot by the Berlin Painter, where a unicorn bull pulls a very creepy magic trick. 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 the belief that …

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

Acquisition no. 2: A museum information sign for an imperial family portrait, where everyone has resting-insufferable-face, except for Geta, who has no face. 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 the belief that …

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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 16th, 2022 in Mythology Pitch Meetings by Elizabeth W. Thill

Meeting 8: In which the Muses learn that Sweeney Todd ain’t got nothing on Greece when it comes to cannibalistic cooking, and Homer writes a werewolf. This episode of Mythology Pitch Meetings brought to you by CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology. 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 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 B311 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 8th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 20: In which Hercules once again tries and fails to impress his uncle Poseidon, and there is more discussion of crabs than you might expect. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by CLAS-C 102 Roman Culture. HERCULES, SON OF ZEUS AND FORMER MORTAL: Uncle Poseidon, I bear tidings! I know …

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Posted on August 6th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 18: In which Zeus continues to try to distract Hera with discussions of early Christianity, and she’s way too smart to buy it. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by CLAS C102 Roman Culture. [SETTING: Breakfast in the Palace of the Gods] HERA, GODDESS OF MARRIAGE AND ZEUS’ SISTER-WIFE-QUEEN (you …

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Posted on August 5th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 17: In which Agamemnon discovers hanging out with Heinrich Schliemann is a fate worse than death, and also China exists. This episode of Real Housewives of Hades (a Mt. Olympus spin-off) brought to you by CLAS A301 Classical Archaeology. HEINRICH SCHLIEMANN, 19TH-CENTURY BUSINESSMAN AND NOTORIOUS LOOTER: Agamemnon! Wait up! AGAMEMNON, MYTHICAL KING OF MYCENAE: Ugh, not …

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