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.
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.
- Friday, October 3, 2014: Virginia Burrus (Syracuse University)
- Thursday, October 9, 2014: Harry Caplan Travel Fellowship informational meeting
- Thursday, October 16, 2014: Hunter R. Rawlings III (Cornell University) at 5:00PM in 122 Goldwin Smith Hall
- Friday - Sunday, October 17-19, 2014: Cicero Conference
- Tuesday, October 21, 2014: Nathan Pilkington (Cornell University)
- Friday, October 24, 2014: Victoria Wohl (University of Toronto)
News and Announcements
- Welcome to New Faculty Member Athena Kirk
- Congratulations to Antonia Ruppel, senior lecturer in the Department of Classics: she was awarded a Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award in the College of Arts and Sciences for 2014.
- Congratulations to Caitlín Barrett, assistant professor in the Department of Classics: she was awarded the Robert A. and Donna B. Paul Academic Advising Award in the College of Arts & Sciences for 2014.
- Cornell Classics assistant professor Courtney A. Roby won a Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography to be a fellow in the 2014-16 program of the Rare Book School (RBS), University of Virginia.
- Latin Poetry and Hip-Hop Teaching Award