Posted on February 2nd, 2023 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 55: In which Hercules learns lasers have recovered his temple underwater, and Alexander the “Great” learns Julius Caesar could cry. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-C 387 Roman History. [SETTING: Support Group for the Newly Deified] ROMULUS, FOUNDER OF ROME AND COMPLETE SOCIOPATH:…and that’s why …

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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 November 17th, 2022 in Ancient HBO by Elizabeth W. Thill

This episode of Ancient HBO brought to you by CLAS-C 419 Art and Archaeology of Pompeii: Because Westeros has nothing on the past. Also, spoiler alerts, if that’s still a thing for OG Game of Thrones… The decision of Daenerys Targaryen to torch Kings Landing in Season 8 may have been (almost entirely) inexplicable from a character-development …

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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 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’ …

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Posted on October 11th, 2022 in Announcements, Faculty by Elizabeth W. Thill

Our fearless Program Director, Dr. Elizabeth Thill, was interviewed for a story in USA Today about a newly discovered Hercules statue at the site of Philippi in Greece: check it out here! The sculpture, which probably dates to the 2nd century CE, was found re-used in a Byzantine building from the 9th century CE, despite the …

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Posted on September 29th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 32: In which Zeus and Hera discuss early Christianity, and debate whether giving birth or popping your clogs is the real heroism. 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] ZEUS, KING OF GODS AND PERPETUAL …

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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 …

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Posted on August 31st, 2022 in Honest Museum Signs by Elizabeth W. Thill

Acquisition no. 5: A museum information sign for a pot showing Achilles and Patroclus hanging out, bandaging each other’s wounds, as one does. 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 …

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Posted on August 30th, 2022 in Honest Museum Signs by Elizabeth W. Thill

Acquisition no. 4: A museum information sign for a pot by Douris, which involves a little shoulder-lion, for reasons lost to time. 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 with ancient …

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