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

Grant Opportunity: IN MEMORY OF CRISTIANO CASTELLETTI

February 5, 2023

The Associazione Cristiano Castelletti is awarding a 5000 CHF biennial grant,intended for the following academic projects and publications (in order ofpriority):a) studies that are a continuation of Cristiano’s research on acrostics andsymbolism in ancient Latin and Greek cultureb) studies of ancient Latin and Greek literature focusing on authors Cristianoworked on: Aratus, Virgil, Valerius Flaccus.c) territorial…

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2023 McKay Prize Winner

January 5, 2023

The President and Board of Trustees of the Vergilian Society and the McKay Prize Committee are pleased to present the 2023 Alexander G. McKay Prize for Vergilian Studies to Joseph Farrell for his book Juno’s Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (Princeton, 2021). Read the Full Citation.

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Call for 2025 Tour Directors

November 6, 2022

Would you like to direct a tour or workshop for the Vergilian Society in 2025? Vergilian Society tours are designed to appeal to a wide range of travelers interested in the ancient Mediterranean. Our programs welcome college students, instructors and nonprofessionals. For 2025, we are particularly interested in tours of the ancient Mediterranean or study…

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Praise for Vergilian Society Programs