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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Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation of Historical Reality
Timothy D. Barnes
Barnes explores the historian's biases and personal prejudices, documenting seemingly intentional distortions and demonstrating that Ammianus advanced a pessimistic and anti-Christian interpretation of the Roman Empire.



Animal Minds and Human Morals
The Origins of the Western Debate
Richard Sorabji
Sorabji surveys a vast range of Greek philosophical texts and considers how classical discussions of animals' capacities intersect with central questions, not only in ethics but in the definition of human rationality as well.



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...



Culture and National Identity in Republican Rome
Erich S. Gruen
A compelling account of the assimilation and adaptation of Greek culture by the Romans during the middle and later Republic.



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.



Hesiod and Aeschylus
Friedrich Solmsen
This book, first published in 1949, has long been recognized as the standard work on Hesiod's influence on other Athenian poets, particularly Aeschylus.



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 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...



The Mind of Thucydides
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...



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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