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.

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Recent News

Symposium Cumanum 2023 Program

June 20, 2023

The Symposium Cumanum: Vergil and the Roman Republic will take place at the Villa Vergiliana June 27-July 1. View the program here.

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Keely Lake Memorial Translation Contest Results

March 26, 2023

The Vergilian Society is delighted to announce the results of the 2023 Keely Lake Memorial Translation Exam, which had entrants from 254 students across 20 different schools! In addition, the Society announces the winner of the 2023 Rudolph Masciantonio Prize for Inclusive Excellence in Latin and Classical Humanities, Mr. Jimmy Li. Jimmy is a student of Brad Savage at Flint…

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Symposium Vesuvianum 2023 – CFP

March 14, 2023

The Vergilian Society invites proposals for papers for the 2023 Symposium Vesuvianum (formerly Campanum) “Reading Pliny the Elder in the 21st Century” to be held October 13-15, 2023 (tentative) at the Villa Vergiliana, Bacoli (NA), Italy. See the full Symposium description here. Please send abstracts to Prof. Hilary Becker (hbecker@binghamton.edu) and Prof. Verity Platt (vjp33@cornell.edu) by…

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Praise for Vergilian Society Programs