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 Philosophy of Augustine
Cornell is a center for the study of Augustine's philosophy. Our on-going study of his philosophical work is built around two collaborative projects: the annual Augustine Lectio and a 3-year international project with Universität Bonn in Germany.
- Wednesday, November 6, 2013: Stephen Shoemaker (University of Oregon)
- Friday, November 8, 2013: Lesley A. Dean-Jones (University of Texas at Austin)
- Friday, November 15, 2013: Harriet Flower (Princeton University)
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013: Dirk Obbink (University of Oxford)
- Friday, November 22, 2013: Nathan Pilkington (Cornell University)
News and Announcements
- Latin Poetry and Hip-Hop Teaching Award
- 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