Visiting Classics Professor Wins Prestigious Fellowship
Charlie Kuper, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, has won the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL) Fellowship. As a TLL Fellow, he will spend a year in Munich working on a Latin dictionary more than a century in the making!
Charlie Kuper, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, won this year's Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL) Fellowship through the Society for Classical Studies. The Thesaurus Linguae Latinae or TLL is a monumental dictionary of Latin based upon every existing instance of every Latin word from the language's beginning until the second century CE and then a lexicographically significant sample from the next four centuries until the death of Isidore of Seville (636 CE). With the exception of a few years during WWII, work on the project has continued without interruption since its inception in 1894. At its current pace, the dictionary will finally be completed around 2050.
TLL Fellows work in Munich’s Bavarian Academy, which is housed in a building that was once the palace of the Bavarian royal family. As fellows they "develop a broadened perspective of the range and complexity of the Latin language and culture from the classical period through the early Middle Ages, contribute signed articles to the Thesaurus, have the opportunity to participate in a collaborative international research project in a collegial environment, and work with senior scholars in the field of Latin lexicography."