Collection : Cornell Studies in Classical Philology

The series Cornell Studies in Classical Philology, founded in 1887, is published jointly by the Cornell University Department of Classics and Cornell University Press. It includes monographs on a wide range of subjects within the field (traditionally by authors with some association, past or present, with the University) and published versions of the Townsend Lectures presented at Cornell. Manuscripts submitted are evaluated both by the Classics Department faculty and referees for Cornell University Press.

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The Mind of Thucydides
Jacqueline de Romilly, Jacqueline de Romilly
First published in France in 1956 and now available in English for the first time, this narratological analysis of Thucydides's "History of the Peloponnesian War" highlights the power and sophistication of the Greek historian's...



On Roman Religion
Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome
Jorg Rupke
Jorg Rupke, one of the world's leading authorities on Roman religion, demonstrates in his new book that it was a lived religion with individual appropriations evident at the heart of such rituals as praying, dedicating, making vows, and reading.






Euripides' Revolution under Cover
An Essay
Pietro Pucci
In this provocative book, Pietro Pucci explores what he sees as Euripides's revolutionary literary art. While scholars have long pointed to subversive elements in Euripides’s plays, Pucci goes a step further in identifying a Euripidean program of enlightened thought enacted through carefully wrought textual strategies.



The Space That Remains
Reading Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity
Aaron Pelttari
Aaron Pelttari offers the first systematic study of fourth-century Roman poets in a quarter century, giving equal attention to both Christian and Pagan poetry while also taking seriously the issue of readership.



Libanius the Sophist
Rhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century
Raffaella Cribiore
Raffaella Cribiore draws on her unique knowledge of the entire body of Libanius’s vast literary output to offer the fullest intellectual portrait yet of this remarkable thinker.



The Origin of Sin
An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"
Prudentius
The first English translation in more than 40 years of Prudentius's "Hamartigenia," which considers the origin of sin in the universe and its consequences, culminating with a vision of judgment day.



On Greek Religion
Robert Parker
A provocative and wide-ranging entrée into the world of ancient Greek religion.



The Care of the Dead in Late Antiquity
Éric Rebillard
In this provocative book Éric Rebillard challenges many long-held assumptions about early Christian burial customs. For decades scholars of early Christianity have argued that the Church owned and operated burial grounds for Christians as early as the...



The Mourning Voice
An Essay on Greek Tragedy
Nicole Loraux
Loraux presents a radical challenge to what has become the dominant view of tragedy in recent years: that tragedy is primarily a civic phenomenon.



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