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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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Absolute Constructions in Early Indo-European
In the past, discussions of absolute constructions (ACs) have been limited by an imprecise understanding of what ACs are. By examining the nature and function of ACs and related constructions in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit, this new study arrives at a clear and simple definition of ACs. Focusing on the earliest attested material in each language, Ruppel highlights how AC usage differs between languages and offers explanations for these differences. Identifying the common core shared by all ACs, she suggests a starting-point and way by which they developed into Greek, Latin and Sanskrit. Further historical study reveals how ACs have been conceived of by grammarians, philologists and even Christian missionaries over the last two thousand years and how enduring misconceptions still affect our discussion of them today.
Olin Library is maintaining a list of resources for Classics.
The 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
Admission is free but space is limited.
Reserve seats through Katie Cruz (email@example.com)
Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments Project (Cyprus)
This project uses archaeological geophysics and digital mapping and modeling to investigate the role of urban landscapes in the profound social transformations that took place on Cyprus during the Late Bronze Age (c. 1650-1100 BC).
- Tuesday, April 7, 2015: Gregory S. Aldrete (University of Wisconsin)
- Friday, April 17, 2015: Rubina Raja (Aarhus University, Denmark)
- Sunday, April 19, 2015: Trojan Women performance at 7 PM in the Blackbox Theater in the Schwartz Center.
- Friday, April 24, 2015: David Creese (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)
- Tuesday, April 28, 2015: Michael Squire (King's College London) at 5:15 PM in the Wing Lecture Room at the Johnson Museum of Art
- Wednesday, April 29, 2015: Isabelle Bochet (Institut des Études Augustiniennes, Paris)
- Friday, May 1, 2015: Isabelle Bochet (Institut des Études Augustiniennes, Paris)
- Monday, May 4, 2015: Isabelle Bochet (Institut des Études Augustiniennes, Paris)
News and Announcements
- 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.