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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

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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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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 Event

TrojanThe Tragic Theater Course and the Classics Society of Cornell University present:
Trojan Women, by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, trans. by Frederick Ahl: A darkly humorous tragedy about the fall of Troy.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
7:00 PM
Blackbox Theater
Schwartz Center
Admission is free but space is limited.
Reserve seats through Katie Cruz (knc27@cornell.edu)

Program Spotlight

Harvard-Cornell Expedition for the Archaeological Exploration of Ancient Sardis

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The excavations at the site of Sardis in ancient Lydia cover a time span from about 1400 BCE to about 616 CE.