Vergilian Society McKay Book Prize competition 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 $800), is awarded every other year to the […]

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Extended deadline: Vergilian Society seeks proposals to direct a Symposium in Italy in June 2019

Symposium Cumanum ~ Call for Proposals for June 2019. The Vergilian Society has extended the deadline for proposals to direct the twenty-fifth annual Symposium Cumanum, to take place at the Harry Wilkes Study Center at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma in about the third week of June, 2019.  We will consider a proposal on any […]

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Position Announcement Editor, Vergilius 

The Board of Trustees of the Vergilian Society is seeking applicants for the position of editor for its journal Vergilius. Vergilius publishes annually peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of Vergil, along with the renowned annual Vergil Bibliography. Vergilius has a wide readership and good circulation. Recent updates to the journal include online publication with no […]

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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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