Posted on March 20th, 2023 in Events, Local by Elizabeth W. Thill

Recently, Classical Studies Program Director Dr. Elizabeth Thill attended a performance of Oedipus at the Indiana Repertory Theater in downtown Indy. It was amazing! Dr. Thill came home overly excited, chattered incoherently about it to her husband (who gave her the tickets for her birthday, accompanied her, had seen what she’d seen, and probably didn’t …

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Posted on January 22nd, 2022 in Courses by Elizabeth W. Thill

Ancient Greece and Rome have inspired filmmakers since the dawn of the Age of Cinema. Their gripping mythology has appeared in numerous renditions of Clash of the Titans, Hercules (Disney or otherwise), and Percy Jackson, and more subtlety in films such as O Brother Where Art Thou and Cold Mountain. Their history and culture lie behind movies such as Gladiator, 300, Pompeii, and any …

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Posted on January 21st, 2022 in Courses by Elizabeth W. Thill

If you’ve ever attended a theater performance, listened to an orchestra, or been part of a chorus, you’ve witnessed the legacy of the Classical World. Theater emerged in Athens (Greece) in the 6th century BCE, as part of the worship of Dionysus, the god of overcoming social boundaries (and wine!). Within two centuries it had …

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