Verity J. Platt

Professor
Classics/History of Art and Visual Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

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

Verity J. Platt

Professor
Classics/History of Art and Visual Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise
Classics and art history; ancient visual culture; intersection of visual, material, and literary studies

Current Research Interest
The historiography of ancient art; text and object/word and image; Roman painting and sarcophagi; art and religion; Hellenistic and imperial Greek literature; Pliny the Elder; classics and media; eco-criticism

Distinction
Society of Antiquaries Fellow
Cornell Society for the Humanities Fellow
Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Faculty Fellow
Princeton University Institute of Advanced Study Scholar
University of Chicago Franke Institute of the Humanities Franke Fellow

Selected Publications
Platt, Verity J., and Michael Squire, eds. Framing the Visual in Greek and Roman Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Platt, Verity J. Facing the Gods: Epiphany and Representation in Graeco-Roman Art, Literature and Religion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Cornell Research Website Article
Classical Art—Ideal Form, Copy, Illusion