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 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.



Platonic Ethics, Old and New
Julia Annas
Julia Annas here offers a fundamental reexamination of Plato's ethical thought by investigating the Middle Platonist perspective, which emerged at the end of Plato's own school, the Academy.



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.



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.



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.



A Study of Sophoclean Drama
G. M. Kirkwood
This book shows how Sophocles' method of presenting character, his unique handling of myth, his predilection for presenting ideas by comparison and contrast, and his principles of structure are so closely related that they serve to clarify each other.






Seneca's "Hercules Furens"
A Critical Text with Introduction and Commentary
Seneca
John G. Fitch's new Latin text of Seneca's play, Hercules Furens, is based on a collation of the chief manuscripts, including the Paris manuscript T.



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