Ovatio: Carl Rubino
Veteres poetae, reddentes immortalia facta mirabilia ducis fabulosi, qui patriam Ithacam coluit, rogaverunt ut Musa memoraret quendam virum versutum. Hodie celebramus res gestas memorabiles alterius viri plurium variarumque dotium, olim praesidis et diu columinis societatis nostrae. Urbs propinqua alteri Ithacae, nomine honorans sedem fontis Arethusae, eum genuit, ut esset decori stirpi Horatii nostri et aliorum incolarum Apuliensium. Domus altioris discendi fovens sapientiam et doctrinam, in municipio propter strepitus insigni, eum aluit. Universitas laudans mentem sanam in corpore sano eum polivit. Apud multas universitates, nuperrime unam consecrantem verba carissima deo laureato, splenduit docendis multis discipulis multiplices modos discendorum studiorum classicorum: linguas antiquiores, litteras humaniores, peritiam cogitandi, scientiam gubernandi. Hic collega multarum artium, multarum partium, nostram disciplinam communem locupletavit. Plaudamus igitur Carl A. Rubino.
Judith P Hallett, University of Maryland, College Park
Poets of old, immortalizing the remarkable deeds of a legendary warlord from Ithaca, asked the Muse to recall a certain man of many turns. Today we likewise celebrate the memorable achievements of another man endowed with numerous and varied talents, who once served as president and has long been a pillar of this association. His professional successes also confer credit on his native Syracuse, New York, his southern Italian ancestry, and the Empire State itself: recipient of A.B. and M.A. degrees from Fordham University, he earned his PhD from the University of Buffalo. At many universities, most recently as a chaired professor of Classics at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, he has accrued distinction for teaching classics in its manifold dimensions: language, literature, philosophy, political science. Of many gifts and skills, this colleague has enriched our discipline and profession. Let us thus applaud Carl A. Rubino.