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Department of Classics


Red-Figure Bell Krater

Red-Figure Bell Krater

Green Glass Bottle

Roman Glass Bottle

Vessel Lid

Lid of an Etruscan cinerary urn

Tablet

Portrait on a Roman funerary stele

Eagle

Jupiter and eagle

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Welcome to Cornell Classics

Classics is the interdisciplinary study of the ancient (1700 BCE-600 CE) Greek and Roman civilizations that gave subsequent European culture its distinctive character. The study of Greek and Roman antiquity includes:  Greek and Latin language, literature, and linguistics; ancient philosophy; history; archaeology and art history; papyrology; epigraphy; and numismatics.

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Recent Publications

Rusten-Philostratus

Philostratus, Heroicus. Gymnasticus. Discourses 1 and 2
Jeffrey Rusten

In this volume, Heroicus and Gymnasticus, two works of equal creativity and sophistication, together with two brief Discourses (Dialexeis), complete the Loeb Classical Library edition of Philostratus's writings.

Jeffrey Rusten proposes a new translation of the Heroicus, a conversation in a vineyard amid ruins of the Protesilaus shrine (opposite Troy on the Hellespont), between a wise and devout vinedresser and an initially skeptical Phoenician sailor, about the beauty, continuing powers, and worship of the Homeric heroes.

Olin Library is maintaining a list of resources for Classics.

Special Event

TrojanThe Tragic Theater Course and the Classics Society of Cornell University present:
Trojan Women, by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, trans. by Frederick Ahl: A darkly humorous tragedy about the fall of Troy.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
7:00 PM
Blackbox Theater
Schwartz Center
Admission is free but space is limited.
Reserve seats through Katie Cruz (knc27@cornell.edu)

Program Spotlight

Cornell Halai And East Lokris Project (Greece)

Archaic Skyphos (detail)

CHELP is a regional archaeological project focusing on the polis of Halai (Greece) and its immediate neighbors.