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Herbert Benario

Professor Emeritus of Classics, Emory University


Herbert BenarioHerbert W. Benario, a native New Yorker, received his BA degree with a major in Classics from the City College of New York, his MA degree from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. in 1951 from The Johns Hopkins University. After two years of service in the Army, mostly in Germany, he taught for five years at Columbia and two years at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. He joined the Emory University faculty in 1960, became a Professor in 1967, and retired in 1987. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Colorado and at Brigham Young University. In the summer semester of 1990, he was Fulbright Professor at the University of Passau in Germany. He has been president of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, the largest regional classical organization in the United States and Canada, and of the Vergilian Society of America, which, among other activities, sponsors a summer program in Italy, of which he was a director five times. His bibliography of books, articles, notes, and book reviews has reached 335 items, as of autumn 2016. He taught in the Evening at Emory program for about a decade from 1960 and has been involved in OLLI for about a dozen years.