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.
Olin Library is maintaining a list of resources for Classics.
Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments Project (Cyprus)
This project uses archaeological geophysics and digital mapping and modeling to investigate the role of urban landscapes in the profound social transformations that took place on Cyprus during the Late Bronze Age (c. 1650-1100 BC).
- Tuesday, April 7, 2015: Gregory S. Aldrete (University of Wisconsin)
- Friday, April 17, 2015: Rubina Raja (Aarhus University, Denmark)
- Friday, April 24, 2015: David Creese (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)
- Wednesday, April 29, 2015: Isabelle Bochet (Institut des Études Augustiniennes, Paris)
- Friday, May 1, 2015: Isabelle Bochet (Institut des Études Augustiniennes, Paris)
- Monday, May 4, 2015: Isabelle Bochet (Institut des Études Augustiniennes, Paris)
News and Announcements
- Charles Brittain received Constance E. Cook and Alice H. Cook Recognition Award for his contributions to improving the climate for women at Cornell.
- Why ISIS destroys antiquities?
- Responding to Islamic State’s Destruction of Ancient Artifacts.
- Casts and Present exhibition marks Cornell’s Sesquicentennial by returning to the University’s deep roots in teaching from objects.
- Near Eastern and Classics Professor Kim Haines-Eitzen is featured on Academic Minute.