Category: Epics

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

Episode 69: In which the architects of the Parthenon and Stonehenge discuss new shapes and new chauvinistic cultural assumptions. This episode of Real Housewives of Hades (a Mt. Olympus spin-off) brought to you by the latest archaeological news on CNN.com and SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by our upcoming archaeological lecture on September 25. [SETTING: Underworld Club …

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Posted on August 29th, 2023 in Editing Scriptorium by Elizabeth W. Thill

Oedipus the King, Episode 1: In which Thebes suffers from a plague, and King Oedipus suffers from a wildly inflated sense of his own self-importance. Let’s face it: reading Ancient Greek tragedies is difficult and depressing (although totally worth it). So we’ve launched The Editing Sciptorium, a series where we present an abridged version of …

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Posted on August 24th, 2023 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 68: In which Roma finds her art employed in offensive (aesthetically and ethically) American representation of Native Americans. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on CNN.com and SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-C 414 Art and Archaeology of the Roman World. ROMA, GODDESS OF ROME (entering): …

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Posted on July 28th, 2023 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 67: In which a Syrian mosaic ends up in a Californian garage, and the goddesses blame Zeus for American antiquities laws. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on CNN.com – and by CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology. [SETTING: Breakfast in the Palace of the Gods] ZEUS, …

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Posted on July 21st, 2023 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 66: In which the gods try to stop a wave of tourist destruction, and arrive at the inevitable conclusion: we need more gladiators. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on CNN.com – and by CLAS-B 312 Plague, Disasters and Death in the Ancient World. …

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Posted on July 18th, 2023 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 65: In which the goddesses of fertility discuss one of the greatest questions of all time: how specifically do you define pizza? This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-C 387 Roman History. [SETTING: San Casciano Hot Springs, in Tuscany] …

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Posted on July 3rd, 2023 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 64: In which the Support Group for the Newly Deified discusses the new Largo Argentina archaeological park, and also kittens. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on APNews.com – and by CLAS-C 387 Roman History. [SETTING: Support Group for the Newly Deified] ROMULUS, FOUNDER OF ROME …

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Posted on June 26th, 2023 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 63: In which Marc Antony and Cleopatra continue to discuss ancient perfume, Actium, and Antony’s intelligence (or lack thereof). This episode of Real Housewives of Hades (a Mt. Olympus spin-off) brought to you by the latest archaeological news on ArtNet.com – and by CLAS-C 387 Roman History. [SETTING: Grove of Tragic Lovers] MARC ANTONY, …

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Posted on June 21st, 2023 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 62: In which Hades learns how Romans randomly made plaster casts of dead people, and Persephone starts a craft project with Theseus. This cross-over episode of Real Housewives of Hades (a Mt. Olympus spin-off) and Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-B 312 Plague, Disasters …

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Posted on May 30th, 2023 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 61: In which Venus is annoyed with mortals investigating smooching’s origins, and Vulcan is annoyed with Venus smooching Mars. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-C 491 Silent Voices: Sex and Gender in the Roman World. VULCAN, GOD OF …

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