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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Christians and their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE
In Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200–450 CE, Éric Rebillard explores how Christians in North Africa between the age of Tertullian and the age of Augustine were selective in identifying as Christian, giving salience to their religious identity only intermittently. By shifting the focus from groups to individuals, Rebillard more broadly questions the existence of bounded, stable, and homogeneous groups based on Christianness.
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The Philosophy of Augustine
Cornell is a center for the study of Augustine's philosophy. Our on-going study of his philosophical work is built around two collaborative projects: the annual Augustine Lectio and a 3-year international project with Universität Bonn in Germany.
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014: Jens-Arne Dickmann (University of Freiburg)
- Monday, March 3, 2014: Stephen Menn (McGill University and Humboldt University of Berlin)
- Friday, March 7, 2014: Neil Coffee (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
- Monday, March 10, 2014: Jed Atkins (Duke University)
- Friday, March 14, 2014: James Rives (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
- Thursday, March 20, 2014: Anthony Kaldellis (The Ohio State University)
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014: H. S. Versnel (Leiden University)
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014: Glenn Schwartz (Johns Hopkins University)