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The Department of Classics at Cornell is one of the oldest and largest in the country. It offers training at all levels in the languages, literature, philosophy, art, archaeology and history of ancient Greece and Rome.

The department promotes first-hand knowledge of the ancient material cultures through courses using Cornell's collections of ancient coins and of reproductions of sculptures, inscriptions and other ancient objects. Many students participate directly in the discovery and study of ancient material cultures by working in the dendrochronology laboratory on campus, or participate in Cornell-sponsored excavations in Greece, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus and Bulgaria.

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