A. E. Stallings

A. E. (Alicia) Stallings studied in Athens, Georgia, in the late ‘80s as a Foundation Fellow and graduated with a degree in Latin in 1990. Since 1999, she has lived in Athens, Greece. She has received numerous awards for her translation work, including the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, the John Frederick Nims prize from Poetry Magazine, and an NEA translation grant (for work on the Medieval Cretan romance, The Erotokritos).

-adapted from Columns, Feb. 1, 2011

It was announced earlier this year that the University of Georgia's Latin program is the largest of any two- or four-year college or university in the nation. This is the result of a survey conducted by the Modern Language Association in 2009.

The survey shows that students in Latin courses across the country peaked in 1962 at 702,000 and declined steadily for several years before making a slow comeback. Fortunately, Latin has remained strong at UGA and the Classics Department had 62 undergraduate Latin majors in 2010.

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