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; history of mechanics; distributed cognition; models in ancient science; Renaissance reception of Greco-Roman technical texts

Selected Publications
Roby, Courtney A. “Geometer, in a Landscape: Hero’s Embodied Mathematics.” In Revolutions and Continuity in Greek Mathematics, edited by Michalis Sialaros, 67-88. De Gruyter 2018.

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