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Department of Classics

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Department of Classics


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Portrait on a Roman funerary stele

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Lid of an Etruscan cinerary urn

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Red-Figure Bell Krater

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Roman Glass Bottle

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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

Masters of Command

Masters of Commands: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership
Barry Strauss

In Masters of Command, Barry Strauss compares the way the three greatest generals of the ancient world—Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar—waged war and draws lessons from their experiences that apply on and off the battlefield.

Olin Library is maintaining a list of resources for Classics.

Job Search

The Department of Classics at Cornell University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the fields of Roman Archaeology and/or Roman Social History to begin July 1, 2016.

You can download our job advertisement here.

 Project Spotlight

Project ArAGATS

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Project ArAGATS is a collaborative American-Armenian research initiative that has been conducting archaeological investigations in the environs of Mt. Aragats, in central Armenia, since 1998.

Special Event

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Events

Edith Hall (King's College, London) delivered the first Francis R. Halpern Lecture on October 2, 2015: What Do the Ancient Greeks Have to Say to the Third Millenium?

Watch the video here.

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