Susanna Braund elected to Royal Society of Canada

Sep 10, 2019

Susanna Braund, a professor in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. The fellowship of the RSC comprises over 2000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. These are distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.

The 2019 Fellows and Members will be welcomed into the RSC this November, in Ottawa, during the RSC’s Celebration of Excellence and Engagement.

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Susanna Braund (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies)

Susanna Braund is the world expert on the translation history of the major Latin poet Virgil. She earlier pioneered literary study of Roman satire and cultural study of the emotions in Roman literature. She produced acclaimed scholarly editions and translations of Juvenal, Persius, Lucan and Seneca. Her synthesizing approach combines philological methods and contemporary theoretical frameworks to illuminate and deepen our appreciation of Latin literature and Roman culture.

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