Call for Proposals – Symposium Campanum 2022

The Vergilian Society seeks potential directors, on topics of their choosing, for the sixth Symposium Campanum, to take place at the Harry Wilks Study Center at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma, Italy in October 2022. These October Symposia differ in focus from our summer Symposium Cumanum: we will consider proposals on any aspect of the […]

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2021 McKay Book Prize Winners

The Alexander G. McKay Prize for Vergilian Studies has been awarded to Susanna Morton Braund and Zara M. Torlone, co-editors of “Virgil and His Translators,” published by OUP in 2018.

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2020 Vergilian Society Translation Contest Results

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

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Call for Papers: Identity in Vergil – Symposium Cumanum 2021

“Identity in Vergil: Ancient Representations, Global Receptions” will take place June 23-26, 2021 at the Villa Vergiliana. Abstracts are due by December 1, 2020. See the post for more details.

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Alexander G. McKay Prize competition for the best new book in Vergilian studies is now OPEN

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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Online Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women

The Online Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women has a new web home!  The Women’s Classical Caucus (wccaucus.org) now hosts the Companion website, (feminaeromanae.org) through a link from the WCC homepage. As part of its mission “to incorporate feminist and gender-informed perspectives in the study and teaching of all aspects of ancient Mediterranean cultures, particularly the study of women in […]

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CFP: Generic Interplay in and after Vergil

Generic Interplay in and after VergilSymposium Cumanum 2020Villa Vergiliana, CumaJune 24–26, 2020 Co-directors: Brittney Szempruch (United States Air Force Academy) and John F. Miller (University of Virginia)  Although Vergil famously opens the Aeneid with a definitive statement of poetic intent—arma virumque cano—scholarship has long highlighted the poet’s propensity for the complication of firm generic boundaries. Amid a […]

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Vergilian Society Call for Proposals to Direct October 2020 Symposium Campanum in Cuma, Italy

The Vergilian Society seeks potential directors, on topics of their choosing, for the fifth annual Symposium Campanum, to take place at the Harry Wilks Study Center at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma, Italy in mid-October, 2020. These October Symposia differ in focus from our summer Symposium Cumanum: we will consider proposals on any aspect of […]

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2019 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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McKay Book Prize, 2019

The President and Board of Trustees of the Vergilian Society and the McKay Prize Committee are pleased to present the 2019 Alexander G. McKay Prize for Vergilian Studies to Sergio Casali for his book Virgilio, Eneide 2. Introduzione, traduzione e commento. Few books of poetry are more iconic than Aeneid 2. Daring to give the sequel […]

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