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Posted on May 19th, 2024 in Honest Museum Signs by Elizabeth W. Thill

Acquisition no. 6: A museum information sign for a portrait of an unknown young man, who looks like he did all the drugs. This episode of Honest Museum Signs brought to you by CLAS-C 361 Ancient Roman Revolutions. Social media is full of series that feature the greatest works of ancient art. This is not …

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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 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 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 September 1st, 2022 in Real Housewives of Mt Olympus by Elizabeth W. Thill

Episode 26: In which Minerva, Mars, and Roma meet the Egyptian goddess Isis, and struggle to distinguish Tennessee from Egypt. This episode of Real Housewives of Mt. Olympus brought to you by the latest archaeological news on SmithsonianMagazine.com – and by CLAS-A 301 Classical Archaeology. ROMA, GODDESS OF ROME: Hail! I heard that the mortals have recovered …

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Posted on August 17th, 2022 in Honest Museum Signs by Elizabeth W. Thill

Acquisition no. 2: An imperial family portrait, where everyone has resting-insufferable-face, except for Geta, who has no face at all. This episode of Honest Museum Signs brought to you by CLAS-C 361 Ancient Roman Revolutions. Social media is full of series that feature the greatest works of ancient art. This is not one of those …

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Posted on August 17th, 2022 in Honest Museum Signs by Elizabeth W. Thill

Acquisition no. 1: A museum information sign for a sculpture of Aeneas from Aphrodisias, where the hero gets creeped on by Creusa, his dead wife. This episode of Honest Museum Signs brought to you by CLAS-C 361 Ancient Roman Revolutions. Social media is full of series that feature the greatest works of ancient art. This …

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Posted on April 18th, 2022 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. Daenerys Targaryen and her advisors were originally suspicious of Jon Snow when he told her that an army of the undead coming south should take priority over her quest for …

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Posted on January 24th, 2022 in Courses, Upcoming by Elizabeth W. Thill

Ancient Rome is famous for its many innovations—technological, social, philosophical—that have had an outsized influence on the Eurocentric world. Rome of the 4th c. BCE saw the birth of republicanism and citizenship. The conquests of Italy and then Europe starting in the 2nd c. BCE established an empire that stretched from Britain to Syria and …

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