Dr. Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos Receives Fellowship from Harvard

Dr. Konstantinos Nikoloutsos (Modern & Classical Languages) has been awarded the 2012-2013 Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship from Harvard University. The Loeb is one of the most prestigious international, non-residential fellowships for classicists. The $4,000 grant will fund research he plans to do at the National Library of Buenos Aires next summer. The subject of Dr. Nikoloutsos’ research is an early 19th-century theatrical adaptation of Book 4 of Virgil’s Aeneid. The play is entitled Dido and is the first neoclassical tragedy written in Argentina and Latin America as a whole. Part of the project seeks to investigate the dissemination of Latin language and literature in South America by the Jesuits. The first results of his research will appear in the form of a chapter in his third edited volume, which has already been solicited for publication by two university presses. Dr. Nikoloutsos has been invited to give a talk on the subject, and chair a panel, at Yale University in November 2012.