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Department of Classics


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Red-Figure Bell Krater

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Roman Glass Bottle

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Lid of an Etruscan cinerary urn

Tablet

Portrait on a Roman funerary stele

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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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Applying for a PhD?

The application deadline is January 5, 2015.
The online application is now available for admission for Fall 2015. Please read more about our graduate programs.

Recent Publications

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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.

Special Exhibition

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Annetta Alexandridis and Verity Platt present:

Firing the Canon: The Cornell Casts and Their Discontents

An exhibition at Weinhold Chilled Water Plant, 28 Forest Home Drive

Open weekdays, November through December, 10 AM - 4 PM

More and a video of the planning of the exhibition.

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Coin Database

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