Posted on February 2nd, 2023 in Announcements, Events by Elizabeth W. Thill

In 79 CE, Mt. Vesuvius erupted on a massive scale, burying a large swath of the prosperous Bay of Naples area under meters of rock, ash, and mud. Cities such as Pompeii and Herculaneum were snuffed out, preserved for millennia until they were rediscovered in the modern era. Almost overnight, Pompeii became one of the …

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Posted on January 11th, 2023 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 53: In which Pliny and Vitruvius learn that modern mortals have been throwing shade at their concrete recipes this whole time. This episode of Real Housewives of Hades (a Mt. Olympus spin-off) brought to you by the latest archaeological news on CNN.com – and by CLAS-C 414 Art and Archaeology of the Roman World. [SETTING: Underworld Scientific Academy] PLINY …

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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 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, …

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Posted on December 15th, 2022 in Ancient HBO by Elizabeth W. Thill

This episode of Ancient HBO brought to you by CLAS-C 102 Ancient Roman Culture: Because Hogwarts has nothing on the past. The ceiling of the Great Hall in Hogwarts is enchanted to reflect the weather outside (or whatever else Dumbledore feels will set the proper mood for rampant child endangerment—you do you, Crazy Wizard!). But even …

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Posted on December 13th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 49: In which Herodotus and Josephus debate what constitutes the essence of Greek identity, and what hoplites have to do with it. 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 351 Change and Innovation in Ancient Greece. [SETTING: Grove of Historians] HERODOTUS, …

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Posted on December 8th, 2022 in Ancient HBO by Elizabeth W. Thill

This episode of Ancient HBO brought to you by CLAS-C 102 Ancient Roman Culture: Because Westeros has nothing on the past. Also, spoiler alerts, if that’s still a thing for OG Game of Thrones… Before she really had a chance to grow up, Sansa Stark had been betrothed to Joffrey Baratheon, married to Tyrion Lannister, and then …

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Posted on December 8th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 48: In which Pliny and Frontinus argue over indoor plumbing, and Vitruvius reveals his secret for getting likes from Leonardo to LEGO. This episode of Real Housewives of Hades (a Mt. Olympus spin-off) brought to you by the latest archaeological news on HeritageDaily.com – and by CLAS-C 419 Art and Archaeology of Pompeii. [SETTING: Underworld Scientific Academy] PLINY THE ELDER, ANCIENT …

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Posted on December 6th, 2022 in Ancient HBO by Elizabeth W. Thill

This episode of Ancient HBO brought to you by CLAS-C 102 Ancient Roman Culture: Because Westeros has nothing on the past. Also, spoiler alerts, if that’s still a thing for OG Game of Thrones… The Battle of the Bastards saw Jon Snow and his army encircled and mowed down by the forces of Ramsey Bolton. But at …

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