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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Masters of Commands: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership
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.
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 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.
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.
- Tuesday, February 2, 2016: Linda Gosner (Brown University) in G22 Goldwin Smith Hall
- Thursday, February 4, 2016: Margaret Andrews (Brown University) in G22 Goldwin Smith Hall
- Tuesday, February 9, 2016: John Hale (University of Louisville)at 6:00 PM in Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
- Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Anna Dolganov (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna) in G22 Goldwin Smith Hall
- Thursday, February 11, 2016: Astrid Van Oyen (University of Cambridge, Homerton College)in G22 Goldwin Smith Hall
- Tuesday, February 23, 2016: Judith Mossman (The University of Nottingham)
News and Announcements
- Congratulation Ioannis Ziogas!
- Brandtly Jones Precollegiate Award Citation
- Ancient Scientific and Technical Texts
- Exposing new audiences to a real Greek tragedy
- Two juniors receive Caplan Travel Fellowships
- ISIS Destroys Ancient Palmyra Columns By Tying Prisoners to Them and Blowing Them Up, Shocking New Report Reveals
- American Bacchae
- New book examines 'I' vs. 'us' in late antiquity
- Why ISIS wants to erase Palmyra's history
- Fontaine plays Sherlock Holmes with book on rare play
- Katie Cruz honored as 2015 Merrill Scholar
- Classics department celebrates our 2015 graduates!
- Congratulations Katie Kearns!
- 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.