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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 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 February 12th, 2022 in Courses by Elizabeth W. Thill

Have you ever wondered what the lives of women were like in the ancient world? Mythology is full of extraordinary women, and, statistically, 50% of every human who lived in ancient times was a woman. Yet finding ancient women can be difficult, given that they were excluded from many of the activities, big and small, …

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Posted on February 11th, 2022 in Courses, Upcoming by Elizabeth W. Thill

Have you ever wondered how ancient societies understood the world around them, especially the worst parts? Today we can predict, prevent, and process disasters through scientific technology. Past peoples did not have such luxury, but they still had to make sense of disasters, natural and manmade. CLAS-B 312 serves as an introduction to disasters in …

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Posted on February 10th, 2022 in Courses, Upcoming by Elizabeth W. Thill

Have you ever wondered if concepts like “female” or “male,” “woman” or “man” have been consistent across cultures? Or whether past peoples thought about sexual identity, morality, and orientation in the same way that you do? Maybe you’ve heard rumors that Ancient Greece and Rome were basically wild orgies, societies that contributed to their own …

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