We promote the study of Vergil by means of lectures, conferences, publications, tours, and reports of excavation that have a bearing upon Vergil's works.

Our History

The Vergilian Society was founded in 1937 with the following objectives: "In order . . . to celebrate the ties of culture between Italy and America, a Society has been formed in Italy and named after Vergil."

The purpose of this Society is to promote the study of Vergil by means of lectures, conferences, publications, and reports of excavation that have a bearing upon Vergil's works. Membership is open to any person who is interested in the study of Vergil.

2024 Tours and Workshops

Recent News

Call for Papers: 2024 Symposium Vesuvianum

January 26, 2024

Labor invictus: The World of Work Symposium Vesuvianum, Oct. 10-13, 2024. Villa Vergiliana, Bacoli (NA), Italy Organizers: Nicole G. Brown (Williams College), John Oksanish (Wake ForestUniversity) For full details see the Symposium Vesuvianum 2024 page.

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Call for Proposals: Symposium Vesuvianum 2025

January 26, 2024

We will consider a proposal on any theme, although preference may be given to a subject that has not been treated recently. Descriptions of previous symposia can be found on the Vergilian Society website under the Symposia tab. Each proposal should be prepared by the person who is intending to direct the symposium, or by the lead person…

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Keely Lake Memorial Translation Exam

November 16, 2023
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