Posted on June 15th, 2024 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 76: In which the architects of the Parthenon and Stonehenge bicker over a Minoan Stonehenge and Daedalus’ belief in airports. 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 205 Classical Mythology. [SETTING: Underworld Club for Architects] PHIDIAS, …

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Posted on June 10th, 2024 in Faculty, We Have Thoughts On That... by Elizabeth W. Thill

This is a summer of travel for Classical Studies faculty: Dr. Andy Findley went to Rome, and I, Dr. Liz Thill, unintentionally took a tour of small towns in upstate New York with classically inspired names (places visited or at least spotted: Seneca Falls, Ovid, Aurelius, Romulus, Camillus, Marcellus, Macedon, Palmyra, Tyre, Cato, and Victory). …

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Posted on May 25th, 2024 in Events, Local by Elizabeth W. Thill

Missed your opportunity to see O Brother Where Art Thou? as part of our Classics at the Kan-Kan series? Well, the gods have given you another chance… Looking for the film adaptation of The Odyssey that stays truest to the spirit of Homer’s original epic poem? No, it’s not that Kirk Douglas monstrosity Ulysses, where …

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Posted on May 19th, 2024 in Honest Museum Signs by Elizabeth W. Thill

Acquisition no. 6: A museum information sign for a portrait of an unknown young man, who looks like he did all the drugs. This episode of Honest Museum Signs brought to you by CLAS-C 361 Ancient Roman Revolutions. Social media is full of series that feature the greatest works of ancient art. This is not …

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Posted on May 18th, 2024 in Faculty, We Have Thoughts On That... by Elizabeth W. Thill

At the time of writing, Dr. Andy Findley is escorting a group of IU-Indy students through Rome as part of Herron’s Italian study abroad experience. Presumably, he at some point shared their itinerary with me (Dr. Thill), but I don’t remember, because my life is chaos and my mind is an often-cleaned whiteboard with no …

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Posted on May 16th, 2024 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 75: In which Roma and Mars revisit a terrible plan to invade California and rescue a statue, and Minerva discusses maritime law. 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. MARS, ROMAN GOD OF WAR: Minerva! Remember when …

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Posted on May 13th, 2024 in Announcements, Faculty, We Have Thoughts On That... by Elizabeth W. Thill

It’s been a banner year for our IU-Indianapolis Classical Studies Professors: five faculty members received promotions and prestigious prizes. As our semester draws to a close, we take the time to celebrate our faculty’s achievements, in the great tradition of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, who deeply, deeply believed that nothing was more important than …

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Posted on April 19th, 2024 in Courses by Elizabeth W. Thill

Have you ever wondered if mystical forces control your life in ways you can barely conceive? Have you ever wondered if those forces might be petty, violent, and prone to irrational fits of jealousy? Have you ever wondered if those forces occasionally get bored, decide to prank some humans by wandering around on earth disguised …

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Posted on April 5th, 2024 in Students, We Have Thoughts On That... by Elizabeth W. Thill

This post was written by student Bailey Evans, as part of her Spring 2024 Honors Project in CLAS-C 414 Art and Archaeology of the Roman World. More about Bailey at the end of the post. Let me preface this post by saying that I would never promote stealing. However, the Romans really seemed to exemplify …

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