Classics professor earns prestigious fellowships

Philip Venticinque will be on leave next year to serve several prestigious fellowships, including with the American Council of Learned Societies and Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies.

Philip Venticinque

Venticinque, who teaches in the classical and modern languages and classical studies departments, came to Cornell in 2009 after completing a Ph.D. in the University of Chicago’s Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World. He will take part in three fellowships next year, one with the American Council of Learned Societies, one with Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, and one with the Loeb Classical Library Foundation.

During these fellowships, Venticinque will examine the role that craftsmen and merchants played in Roman Egypt, a society which valued agriculture above all else.

Each of the fellowships that he will take part in are highly competitive and provide the opportunity for world-class research into topics in the humanities and classical studies.