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  • Shelley P. Haley
  • Judith P. Hallett

Nunc est ovandum1, nunc sermone libero laudanda nostra regina Latinae2, quae multos generosius erudire quaerens, Africam Aegyptamque antiquam splendidissime illustravit, non humilis mulier. Adepta gradum Artium Baccalaureae apud universitatem ubi suos cultores scientia coronat3, gradum Philosophiae Doctoris obtinuit apud universitatem colentem Artes, Scientiam, Veritatem.4 Apud universitatem omnibus suadentem ut se novissent, 5 haec femina fuit dux factorum dictorumque6 in studiis classicis et Africanis: ornavit pulvinar doctissimarum dearum deorumque lascivissimorum;7 coluit cor animamque linguae Latinae; explicavit sententias scriptas ab feminis coloris quaerentibus aequitatem et iustitiamque; illuminavit vitas diversarum feminarum Africanae stirpis in natione nostra; effecit ut nos omnes Cleopatram ipsam melius aestimaverimus. Maximi aestimata ab sodalibus quorum causa tota nostra est,8 inaestimabilis momenti magistris in fossis linguae Latinae discendae, locuplevit societatem nostram ut praeses, mundum classicum ut praeceptrix. Plaudamus igitur Shelley P Haley.

An ovatio is required, along with freely voiced praise for our Latin queen, who, seeking to impart knowledge more nobly to many, has cast a brilliant light on Africa and Egypt in ancient times, as a woman demanding of our respect. After receiving her B.A. from Syracuse University in her native New York, she earned her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. At Hamilton College she has occupied leadership roles in the departments [End Page 571] of Classics and of Africana Studies, focusing her teaching, as she does her scholarship and professional outreach, on classical mythology and the fundamentals of the Latin language and on Black feminist thought and Black women’s experience in the United States. Through her course and research on “Unraveling Cleopatra,” she has transformed our understanding of the Egyptian queen. Recipient of a Merita Award from the American Classical League, highly valued by colleagues laboring in the trenches while creating and assessing the Advanced Placement Latin Examination, she has enriched our organization by serving as its president and our classical community by sharing her wisdom. Let us therefore applaud Shelley P. Haley.

Judith P. Hallett
University of Maryland, College Park

Footnotes

1. Horace, Odes 1.37, Nunc est bibendum, nunc pede libero/pulsanda tellus... [regina] quae generosius perire quaerens... non humilis mulier.

2. @reginalatinae, Shelley Haley’s Twitter name

3. Suos cultores scientia coronat, motto of Syracuse University

4. Artes, Scientia, Veritas, motto of the University of Michigan

5. Ovid, Metamorphoses 3. 348, si se non noverit (Tiresias on Narcissus); The motto of Hamilton College is “Know Thyself”

6. Vergil, Aeneid 1.363, dux femina facti

7. Horace, Odes 1.37, 2–4, nunc Saliaribus/ornare pulvinar deorum/tempus erat.

8. Vestra causa tota nostra est, motto of the American Classical League.

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ISSN
1558-9234
Print ISSN
0009-8418
Pages
pp. 571-572
Launched on MUSE
2017-08-09
Open Access
No
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