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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McKay Book Prize, 2017, Call for nominations

McKay Book Prize Announcement The Vergilian Society is pleased to announce the opening of the next competition for the Alexander G. McKay Prize for the best book in Vergilian studies. The prize, which is accompanied by a cash award of $500 or a life membership in the Vergilian Society (valued at $750), will be awarded […]

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McKay Book Prize, 2015, Call for nominations

McKay Book Prize Announcement The Vergilian Society is pleased to announce the opening of the next competition for the Alexander G. McKay Prize for the best book in Vergilian studies. The prize, which is accompanied by a cash award of $500 or a life membership in the Vergilian Society (valued at $750), will be awarded […]

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McKay Book Prize, 2013

McKay Book Prize             The Vergilian Society is pleased to announce that the 2012 McKay Book Prize has been won by David Scott Wilson-Okamura, for his Virgil in the Renaissance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). For many years, people have noted that Virgil played a fundamental role in the development of Renaissance culture, but that […]

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McKay Book Prize, 2011

The Vergilian Society has never before given a named prize or award, but established this one in honor of our former President Alexander Gordon McKay, whose legacy represents the finest traditions of Vergilian scholarship and, in the larger sense, of the humanities at its best. We view this prize as an extension of his legacy. […]

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McKay Book Prize, 2009

In the 2009 the McKay Prize for Vergilian Studies was awarded to Professor Jan M. Ziolkowski of Harvard University and Professor Michael C.J. Putnam of Brown University for their work, The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years.

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