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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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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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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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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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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