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Ancient Office Hours Podcast - Latest Episodes
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January 19, 2022
Mel MacCoubrey

Canadian game developer Mel MacCoubrey, (former narrative director on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey) joins Lexie to chat about her unique path into video game development, historical accuracy and her favourite parts about working on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and whether there’s a growing space for historians and humanities majors to work in entertainment.

January 5, 2022
Dr. Emily Austin

Dr. Emily Austin, an assistant professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, joins Lexie to take a deep dive into which Homeric poem translations are the best, examine emotions in Homer, discuss whether Vergil’s Aeneid is really just bad Homer fanfic, and debate what silly scene from the Iliad or Odyssey she would like to see adapted to the screen.

December 22, 2021
Dr. Kara Cooney

World renowned Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney, a professor of Egyptian Art & Architecture at UCLA, joins Lexie to talk about the future of Egyptology, how to get involved in the field without earning a PhD, required writing & languages as a form of gatekeeping, and dealing with pressure to love your work even if it makes you miserable. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey!

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