Courtney A. Roby

Associate Professor
Classics, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

120 Goldwin Smith Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-7471

Courtney A. Roby

Associate Professor
Classics, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise
Ancient Greek and Roman science and technology; literature and science; scientific diagrams; scientific models; distributed cognition; models in ancient science

Current Research Interest
Hero of Alexandria; science of early Greek alchemy; distributed cognition; models in ancient science

Selected Publications
Roby, Courtney. “Framing Technologies in Hero and Ptolemy.” In The Frame in Classical Art: A Cultural History, edited by Michael Squire and Verity Platt, 514-543. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Roby, Courtney. Technical Ekphrasis in Ancient Science and Literature: The Written Machine between Alexandria and Rome. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Cornell Research Website Article
Ancient Scientific and Technical Texts