• Venticinque published in journal Historia

    Phil Venticinque, associate professor of classics at Cornell College, has an article in the latest issue of the journal Historia, a highly selective, well respected, and leading journal in the field of classics and ancient history. Read More

  • Knox pursuing passion at dream school

    Jennifer Knox '14 will fulfill her childhood dream of attending Oxford University, where she’ll study international relations. Read More

  • A Brief History of Reading the Roman Poet Catullus

    Students presented a poster display, on April 7, describing how different communities of readers through history responded to Catullus' vivid poetry. Presented by LAT 312 The Age of Cicero. Read More

  • Gruber-Miller honored for his teaching

    John Gruber-Miller, professor of classical studies at Cornell College, won the 2012 Excellence in the Teaching of Classics at the College Level award from the American Philological Association. He was the year's only winner. Read More

  • Classics professor earns prestigious fellowships

    Philip Venticinque, who teaches in the classical and modern languages and classical studies departments, will be on leave next year to serve several prestigious fellowships, including with the American Council of Learned Societies and Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies. Read More

  • Student compares historic sites in Greece and the Bahamas

    After visiting the ancient Greek palace complex of Knossos and the slave plantation ruins of Prospect Hill in the Bahamas for two month-long Cornell courses, American History major Cate LiaBraaten '12 wrote a research paper comparing the two historic sites. Read More

  • John Gruber-Miller honored for service

    In March, classical studies Professor John Gruber-Miller was honored with an Ovatio (Ovation) from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) for distinguished service and leadership.  The Ovatio, delivered in Latin at the annual banquet by the CAMWS orator, cited Gruber-Miller’s accomplishments in promoting the study of Latin, building a thriving Classics […] Read More

  • Latin 205 performing classic Roman comedy

    The Latin205 class announces the upcoming ‘pirated’ production of “Menaechmi” by Plautus. Directed by students, SJ Witt and Kim Griseto, and produced by John Gruber-Miller, “Menaechmi” is part of an annual production of Greek and Latin Theatre directed and put on by students in the intermediate level Latin class. “Menaechmi” is a classic Roman comedy written by Plautus […] Read More

  • Gruber-Miller presented on teaching

    Last April, John Gruber-Miller was invited to give a presentation and workshop at the University of Maryland as part of a Colloquium on Integrating Gendered Perspectives and the Study of Ancient Roman Women into the Latin Classroom and Curriculum. Read More

  • HAIG Lecture: Living in Uncertain Times: Managing Risk and Uncertainty in the Late Roman World Event

    Discussions of the economic history of Late Roman Egypt have primarily focused on analyzing the increasing influence of two main institutions: the church and large estates. Recent work has increased our understanding of estate operations and economic decision making considerably, however, the economic activities and strategies employed by individuals who held leases on land and […] Read More

  • Latin Play lures Gallagher from environmental studies to classics

    Classical Studies and Biology major Phil Gallagher discusses the transformative power of the extraordinary opportunities at Cornell. Read More

  • Latin class putting on classic comedy

    Students in Professor John Gruber-Miller’s Latin 205 class are putting on a 1980’s adaptation of Plautus’ classic Roman comedy “Asinaria: The One about the Asses.” A commentary on Roman society, this farce follows the exploits of men from varying levels of the Roman social hierarchy attempting to win the hand of a beautiful prostitute.  The prize […] Read More

  • “Battle of Marathon” Webinar

    This webinar on Oct 12th, part of the Marathon2500 2010-2011 Lecture Series, celebrates the 2,500-year anniversary of the Battle of Marathon. Peter Krentz will speak before a live audience at Georgetown University, and Cornell will serve as a satellite listening center. Krentz is W.R. Grey professor of classics and history at Davidson College, where he […] Read More

  • Scholar to speak about Near East archives

    Matthew W. Stolper, The John A. Wilson Professor of Oriental Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the College at the University of Chicago, will spend two days on campus and deliver a lecture on Thursday, May 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Hedges Conference Room in The Commons. The lecture, […] Read More

  • Vinci helps professor author Ancient Greek textbook

    Emily Vinci knows from experience that Ancient Greek is a difficult language to learn.  But thanks to her efforts, fellow students may soon enjoy a new textbook that allows them to journey alongside a travel writer from 1800 years ago, with complementary lessons and information as a guide. Ancient travel writings come to life Vinci […] Read More

  • Students explore Roman art, architecture, and history first hand

    During Block 7 2009, students in the course “City of Rome” explored the art, architecture, and history of Rome and the surrounding area. The course was co-taught by John Gruber-Miller, professor of classical studies, and Chris Penn-Goetsch, associate professor of art. Click here to open the gallery.Powered by Cincopa wp content plugins solution for your […] Read More

  • Latin class presents "The Eunuch"

    MOUNT VERNON – A Cornell College Latin class will present The Eunuch on the lawn in front of Allee Chapel Monday, May 25, at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, May 26, at 11:45 a.m. The play is free and open to the public. Please note that the rain alternative site is the Black Box theatre. The […] Read More

  • Latin students breathe new life into ancient classics

    Breathing life into a dead language is the aim for students in Introduction to Latin Literature when  they stage public performances of a Roman comedy. The dialogue is presented in both Latin and English, giving the audience an opportunity to appreciate the Latin while following the story. “The value of staging Plautus or Terence for […] Read More

  • Cornellians study ancient Greece in person

    In 2007, a group of 35 Cornell students spent almost three weeks visiting archaeological sites throughout Greece, including Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae, Corinth, Bassae, and Crete. They also visited major museums, completed site report projects, and enjoyed all the sights, sounds, tastes, and fragrances of The Mediterranean. Click here to open the gallery.Powered by Cincopa […] Read More

  • Gruber-Miller appointed to teaching prep task force

    MOUNT VERNON – John Gruber-Miller has been appointed to the American Philological Association/American Classical League Joint Task Force on Latin Teacher Preparation, which meets in Philadelphia over the weekend of May 30-31. The task force is charged with drawing up national standards for Latin teacher training and Latin Methodology courses. Gruber-Miller says he looks forward […] Read More