The Classical Society of the American Academy in Rome (AAR) was founded in 1937 to support the School of Classical Studies of the AAR, its programs and activities.To this end, one of our major projects each year is funding two scholarships for individuals enrolled in the Classical Summer School at Rome. In addition, we work to support the AAR Library through monetary gifts and donations. The Classical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all gifts to it are tax-deductible.

Membership in the Society is open to all AAR Fellows of the School of Classical Studies and to participants in programs affiliated with the School. These programs include NEH Summer Seminars, the Classical Summer School, the Summer Program in Archaeology, the Summer Program in Roman Pottery Studies, and other past programs of the School.


CSAAR is in the process of reorganizing, with changes to its constitution that require members to vote. To read the letter from Prof. Helen Nagy and the proposed new constitution, please follow this link.


Officers for 2010-13

President – Helen (Ili ) Nagy University of Puget Sound (emerita)

Vice President – to be elected

Sec/Treasurer – Justin St. P. Walsh Chapman University


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