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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McKay Book Prize, 2015

Did Martial or Statius really believe that the Culex was by Vergil? Why does a work written on the death of Maecenas belong among the Virgilian pseudepigrapha?   Do ancient fakes actually intend to deceive?  These are just some of the fascinating questions given fresh and stimulating answers by this year’s winner of the Alexander […]

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Call for Papers: SCS 2018

Dido in and after Vergil Sponsored by the Vergilian Society
 James J. O’Hara, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Organizer For the January 2018 meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in Boston, the Vergilian Society invites papers on any aspect of Vergil’s Dido story and its reception. Ovid writes that no part of the Aeneid is read […]

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Summer 2016 Sortes

Enjoy the recent Sortes, which includes the program of this summer’s Symposium Cumanum and reports of a recent visiting teachers’ program. Sortes Summer 2016

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Call for tour directors, 2018

The Vergilian Society invites applications for the direction of classical summer and winter programs for 2018 and beyond. We are particularly interested in innovative and exploratory programs at different levels, wholly or partially held at the Villa Vergiliana at Cumae. Tours or workshops involving Campania are particularly sought after for 2018, as well as those with an emphasis on […]

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