Ronnie Ancona Wins Distinguished Service Award from the American Classical League

June 29, 2023

Classics scholar is recognized for her research, teaching, and leadership.

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Professor Ronnie Ancona (Photo courtesy of Ancona)

Professor Ronnie Ancona (GC/Hunter College, Classics) won the Merens Award from the American Classical League in recognition of her sustained and distinguished service to the classics profession and to the league.

“Dr. Ancona has devoted herself to the profession for five decades,” ACL wrote in announcing the award. “Her list of awards, committee participation, publications, and service is extensive and highlights her commitment to pedagogy and increasing access through teacher training, conference talks, and transitional readers for students.”

Ancona’s areas of interest and publication span Latin poetry, especially that of Horace and Catullus, classics pedagogy, women in antiquity, and reception studies. She is the co-editor and author of several books including New Directions in the Study of Women in the Greco-Roman World, Gendered Dynamics in Latin Love Poetry, and Time and the Erotic in Horace’s Odes. She served as editor of ACL’s The Classical Outlook from 2016 through 2022. Her current research includes a book under contract on the Greek myth–based dances of Martha Graham and her collaboration with Isamu Noguchi.

“Both the Classical Association of Atlantic States and the Society for Classical Studies have benefited from her leadership and sustained service,” ACL stated. “Ronnie continues to support her students as they become professionals, by providing job recommendations, professional networking, and opportunities to work on joint endeavors. She has changed the lives of countless students.

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