Category: We Have Thoughts On That…

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 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 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 October 6th, 2023 in Faculty, We Have Thoughts On That... by Elizabeth W. Thill

Recently Dr. Thill was working in her dark cave of academia, having brilliant thoughts about people who have been dead for 1800 years, when she received an email from IU-Indianapolis Social Media. This email informed her that there was a huge hot trend on social media about the Roman Empire, and the IU-Indianapolis Social Media …

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Posted on July 24th, 2023 in Events, Local, We Have Thoughts On That... by Elizabeth W. Thill

Recently, Classical Studies Program Director Dr. Elizabeth Thill did something she had not done in years: she attended a newly released movie, in the theater, where the aim was not to keep her children entertained (although she did bring her children, a somewhat questionable decision). What movie could coax her out of her self-imposed movie-theater …

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Posted on April 28th, 2023 in Students, We Have Thoughts On That... by Elizabeth W. Thill

This photo was shared by student Corran Goodart. More about Corran at the end of the post. One of the lesser known facts about ancient people in Pompeii is that they were really, really into doodling. So into doodling, that they regularly scratched doodles into the walls of pretty much everything: public buildings like temples or …

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Posted on April 7th, 2023 in Students, We Have Thoughts On That... by Elizabeth W. Thill

This post was written by student Bailey Evans, as part of her Spring 2023 Honors Project in CLAS-C 321 Classical Cultures and Myth in Theater and Film. More about Bailey at the end of the post. Stories don’t just disappear as time progresses. In fact, they can become even more well known. There are many …

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