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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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Multi Nominis Grammaticus: Studies in Classical and Indo-European Linguistics in Honor of Alan J. Nussbaum on the Occasion of his Sixty-fifth Birthday
edited by Adam I. Cooper, Jeremy Rau, and Michael Weiss
In this volume, thirty internationally recognized scholars have come together to celebrate the work of the famous Indo-Europeanist Alan J. Nussbaum. The topics range widely from Nussbaum's favorite subject of Indo-European nominal morphology, especially in the Classical languages, to the historical grammars of Tocharian, the stylistics of the Rigveda, Aristophanean philology, and much more. Nussbaum's work is honored with contributions by such renowned experts as Heiner Eichner, Jay Jasanoff, Sergio Neri, Hayden Pelliccia, Richard Thomas, and Michael Weiss. A complete bibliography of Nussbaum's oeuvre is included.
Olin Library is maintaining a list of resources for Classics.
Harvard-Cornell Expedition for the Archaeological Exploration of Ancient Sardis
The excavations at the site of Sardis in ancient Lydia cover a time span from about 1400 BC to about AD 616. Remains of the Lydian Empire, the Persian Empire, the empire of Alexander the Great, the Roman and the early Byzantine Empire are all represented.
News and Announcements
- Hot topic in ancient art covered in student workshop
- The Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Laboratory for Aegean and Near Eastern Dendrochronology has received a $204,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.
- Katie Kearns (Classics graduate student) won a Fulbright US Student Grant
- Cornell Classicist Verity Platt Is Uncovering Lives of Ancient Poets