Researchers in the dendrochronology lab
The original “interdisciplinary” subject


Members of the Cornell Classics community engage in research across the whole domain of Classical Studies, from Greek and Roman literature and historical linguistics to ancient philosophy, historiography, archaeology, and art history.

Cornell classicists combine rigorous training in ancient languages with cutting-edge theoretical approaches, covering material from the Aegean Bronze Age to Late Antiquity, and regions from the Latin West to the Caucasus, though with a firm basis in the cultures of the Greco-Roman Mediterranean.

Plaster cast in Klarman Hall

Faculty Research

Some areas of strength are:

Sturt Manning, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Classical Archaeology, at work in the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory.

Classics Research Centers

  • The Cornell Tree Ring Laboratory builds multi-millennial scale tree-ring chronologies in the Aegean and Near East that throuigh the last 10,000 years of human and environmental history.
  • The American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS) was established in 2004 as both a center for research and a training institution, committed to training North American graduate students in the history, culture, and languages of the region. Cornell University hosts the US Office of ARCS. 

Classics Events

Aug 24
Saturday 01:30 PM

Latin Placement Exam

Goldwin Smith Hall 142
Sep 12
Thursday 05:00 PM

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