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Ancient Office Hours Podcast - Latest Episodes
November 8, 2023
Dr. Brent Vine
Dr. Brent Vine, a professor emeritus of Classics and Indo-European Studies at UCLA, joins Lexie to discuss how linguists divide their field into subfields and periods, the development and importance of meter to both Homeric poetry and other forms of Greek poetry, and whether the Greeks had an ancient equivalent to Shakespearean English.
October 24, 2023
Dr. Natalie Van Deusen
Dr. Natalie Van Deusen, a professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Alberta, joins Lexie to discuss how to be a philologist and navigate runes in Old Norse studies, whether female warriors like Lagertha from Vikings could have existed, and gives her a crash course on Norse mythology from the Valkyries and Freyja to Freyja’s cats and the Giants.
October 11, 2023
Nick Brown, a Phd candidate in Egyptology at UCLA, joins Lexie to discuss whether all Egyptologists are obsessed with mummies and tombs, how to get onto an archaeological fieldwork project in Egypt, and shares some cool insights into his current dissertation research on royal funerary archaeology.