New Tour, Winter 2018-2019

Romans in Southern Spain–Andalusia and Merida Dec 27, 2018-Jan 5, 2019 Director: Beverly Berg This program focuses primarily on Andalusia in Southern Spain and features outstanding archaeological museums and the impressive ruins of the Roman era, including Emerita, Italica, and Baelo Claudia. We also visit some outstanding Moorish monuments, such as the palace at Granada and […]

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Vergilian Society Translation Contest

Open only to secondary-level students of Latin (including home-schooled), the Contest will set a passage from Vergil’s Aeneid for translation. In addition, contestants will be required to answer several questions, and write a 3-4 paragraph essay based on the text set. Cash prizes wlll be awarded to the top ten papers. Certificates of Commendation will […]

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Call for Papers: SCS 2019

Call for Papers, Vergilian Society Panel at the January 2019 Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in San Diego ~ What’s in a Name?: Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Identity in the Poetry of Vergil             As the Aeneid approaches its brutal conclusion, Vergil focuses a final time on Juno, whose determination to see the destruction of […]

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Vergilian Society panel at the 2018 meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in Boston

Saturday January 6, 2018 1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Session 51: Dido in and after Vergil (Organized by the Vergilian Society) James J. O’Hara (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Introduction 1.     Robin N. Mitchell-Boyask (Temple University) “Deianeirian Dido” 2.     Elena Giusti (Cambridge University) “Dido in the light of Livy” 3.     Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne (High Point […]

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Vergilian Society Call for Proposals for Symposium Campanum, October 2019

This is one of two calls for proposed symposium topics. The Vergilian Society invites proposals for topics for the fourth annual Symposium Campanum, to take place at the Harry Wilks Study Center at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma, Italy in mid-October, 2019. These October Symposia differ in focus from our summer Symposium Cumanum: we will […]

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Vergilian Society Call for Proposals for Symposium Cumanum, June 2019

This one of two calls for proposed symposium topics. The Vergilian Society is soliciting proposals for the twenty-fifth  annual Symposium Cumanum, to take place at the Harry Wilkes Study Center at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma at the end of June, 2019.  We will consider a proposal on any theme pertaining to Vergil and his […]

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RIP: Jim Lawrence

     Jim Lawrence, who directed several summer programs for the Vergilian Society, passed away at his home in Syracuse on August 18, 2017 at the age of 77. Jim was a faithful supporter of the Vergilian Society, participating in many summer programs and, jointly with Beverly Berg, directing three, the first, based at the Villa […]

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Call for Papers: 2018 Symposium Cumanum

Call for Papers for the 2018 Symposium Cumanum: rerum cognoscere causas: Learning in the Late Republic and the Augustan Age June 26–30, 2018 Co-Directors: T.H.M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University) and Christopher B. Polt (Boston College) The Vergilian Society invites proposals for papers for the 2018 Symposium Cumanum at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma, Italy. Learning […]

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Summer 2017 Sortes

Sortes Summer 2017 The Villa 3 – October 2016

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McKay Book Prize, 2017

On behalf of the Vergilian Society, I am pleased to announce that the 2017 McKay Book Prize has been awarded to Richard Thomas and Jan Ziolkowski for The Virgil Encyclopedia, published in 2014 by Wiley-Blackwell. Just as in Virgil’s poetry, labor and amor were clearly the driving forces of this remarkable tribute to Virgil. In […]

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