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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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Posted on March 5th, 2024 by Elizabeth W. Thill

In modern times, people are increasingly concerned by the effects their gardens have on the environment around them (invasive non-native species, anyone?). But this issue is hardly new. Since ancient times, cultures have expressed their imperial ambitions by collecting and transporting specimens of exotic plants. And just like today, those exotic plants have had a …

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Posted on March 5th, 2024 in Courses by Elizabeth W. Thill

Love the Latin language? Want to learn more about Roman society in the language the Romans themselves spoke and wrote? In this class you can continue your exploration of Latin vocabulary and grammar with an eye to developing direct reading comprehension. For CLAS-L 200 previous Latin experience (equivalent to two college semesters) is required for …

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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 February 8th, 2024 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 73: In which Livia introduces the Support Group for the Newly Deified to Taylor Swift, and recalls why she doesn’t visit more often. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest confusing mythological references on CNN.com – and by CLAS-B 311 Sex and Gender in the Ancient World. [SETTING: Support Group …

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Posted on February 6th, 2024 in Mythology Pitch Meetings by Elizabeth W. Thill

Meeting 13: In which Hercules battles a monster and kicks a crab, and his nephew Iolaus tries and fails to invent germ theory. 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 …

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