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Posted on August 29th, 2022 in Announcements, Classes 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 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 the latest archaeological news on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-C 102 Roman Culture. [SETTING: Breakfast in the Palace of the Gods] …

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Posted on August 3rd, 2022 in Mythology Pitch Meetings by Elizabeth W. Thill

Meeting 6: In which Homer demonstrates that he does not understand women, weaving, or the basics of where babies come from. This episode of Mythology Pitch Meetings brought to you by CLAS-C 101 Ancient Greek Civilization. Have you ever wondered how your favorite Classical Myths came to be? This is absolutely not how that happened, but it could …

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Posted on July 22nd, 2022 in Mythology Pitch Meetings by Elizabeth W. Thill

Meeting 4: In which a guest artist, Hesiod, channels all his rage against his ex into a very strange story of the First Woman Ever. 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 …

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Posted on July 16th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 10: In which Hera and Zeus continue to talk mortal mosaics as a metaphor for their terrible, terrible marriage. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-A 301 Classical Archaeology. [SETTING: Breakfast in the Palace of the Gods] HERA, GODDESS …

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

Meeting 2: In which someone tossing an apple escalates quickly, to involve a divine beauty contest, an idiotic shepherd, and a decades-long war. 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 happened, but it …

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Posted on July 15th, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 8: In which the water nymphs reclaim their archaeology, and Zeus reveals his one rule in determining which tunics he will chase. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news (here and here) on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-A 301 Classical Archaeology. ZEUS, KING OF GODS AND PERPETUAL …

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

Episode 1: In which Zeus tries to use a literal floor to distract his wife Hera from his infidelities, and fails spectacularly. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on CNN.com – and by CLAS-A 301 Classical Archaeology. [SETTING: Breakfast in the Palace of the Gods] …

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