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Posted on March 4th, 2024 in Classes, Featured, Students, Upcoming by Elizabeth W. Thill

Want to enhance your growth as a citizen of the world? Ask timeless big-picture questions while learning marketable skills? Expand and unlearn what you thought you knew about Ancient Greece and Rome? Draw connections to the past in your field of study? Whether you are minoring in Classical Studies, or taking courses to expand your view …

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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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Posted on April 5th, 2024 in Ancient Influencers, Classes by Elizabeth W. Thill

This episode of Ancient Influencers brought to you by CLAS-B 311 Sex and Gender in the Ancient World – Because modern-day minds and media have nothing on the past. In the first episode (spoiler!) of House of the Dragon, the soon-to-be-fridged–queen-mother warns her daughter Rhaenyra Targaryen that childbirth is a woman’s battlefield. And boy, does her …

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Posted on March 26th, 2024 in Ancient Influencers, Classes by Elizabeth W. Thill

This episode of Ancient Influencers brought to you by CLAS-C 361 Ancient Roman Revolutions – Because modern-day minds and media have nothing on the past. Once again the candidates for the USA presidency are really (really) old white men we’ve all seen before. But that shouldn’t be surprising, given the origins of Republican government. In …

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Posted on March 8th, 2024 in Courses by Elizabeth W. Thill

Have you ever gotten the impression that the ancient world was composed entirely of idealized white sculptures and/or people who looked like idealized white sculptures? The ancient world was a real world, with the same rich tapestry of humanity we see today. People occupied every part of the social and human spectrum: poor to rich, …

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Posted on March 8th, 2024 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 74: In which the members of the Underworld Scientific Academy discover artificial intelligence, and (re?)visit a villa. 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 361 Ancient Roman Revolutions. [SETTING: Underworld Scientific Academy] PLINY THE ELDER, ANCIENT SCIENTIFIC …

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