John Rouman (1926-2022)

Please see the following message about John Rouman, Professor Emeritus at the University of New Hampshire, who passed away last week at the age of 96. This message is from Mary Papoutsy, Co-Chair of the John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series Advisory Board:

I’m emailing you in my capacity as the Co-Chair of the John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series Advisory Board at UNH to pass along the sad news to colleagues and friends of John that he passed away yesterday. His brother and close friends have made final arrangements which I’m conveying to you in case there are colleagues among the CANE membership who might wish to pay their last respects to John.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday, August 9, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 93 Locust Street, Dover, NH.  The funeral will follow directly at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will follow at the Annunciation Cemetery in Dover.  

Call for Vergilian Society Program Directors

Would you like to direct a tour or workshop for the Vergilian Society in 2024?

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 2024, we are particularly interested in tours of the ancient Mediterranean or study programs that are based at the Villa Vergiliana, a study center in the Bay of Naples, Italy.

If you have any questions about proposal submissions, please contact the Chair of the Villa Management Committee, John Wonder, at

You’ll find previous tour details at

For those interested, please send a proposal to the Chair of the Villa Management Committee. The proposal may be a paragraph describing the planned program or a longer version. The Vergilian Society has offered study programs since 1937, and our directors have enjoyed many rewarding experiences.