Classics is the original interdisciplinary academic field at the heart both of European/western civilization and today’s Liberal Arts education. We teach and research the languages (Greek, Latin), literature, history, philosophy, science, art, material culture that survive from the worlds of ancient Greece, Rome, and Late Antiquity. Our field ranges from great literature, to the basis to western history, thought, legal systems, science and religion, to inscriptions and papyri on individuals and institutions covering all levels of these ancient societies. Through archaeology and art history we investigate and analyze the material record and environment of these civilizations and their neighbors – accessing a past beyond the texts of the elite and their mostly male voices to explore fully this world from top to bottom. For more information, go to The Department of Classics homepage.

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  • Methods, Successes, and Difficulties in Tree-Ring Dating 

    Griggs, Carol (2020)
    An outline of methods used to date historic buildings and other wooden structures in New York State; why tree-ring dating is successful; and frequent difficulties and solutions in acquiring accurate dates, especially from ...
  • Tinker Cabin, Easton 

    Griggs, Carol (2020)
    These materials are part of the New York State and NE North American Dendrochronology Project.
  • Lake George Hemlock from log drive 

    Griggs, Carol (2020)
    These materials are part of the New York State and NE North American Dendrochronology Project.
  • Heritage Barns, various origins 

    Griggs, Carol (2020)
    These materials are part of the New York State and NE North American Dendrochronology Project.
  • C. White Farm, Ithaca 

    Griggs, Carol (2020)
    These materials are part of the New York State and NE North American Dendrochronology Project.

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