|Name Karl Galinsky|
|Education Princeton University (1966)|
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Books Augustan Culture, Augustus: Introduction to the Life, Classical and modern i, Aeneas - Sicily - and Rome, The Herakles theme
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Karl Galinsky is an American academic who received recognition for his research on Ancient Rome.
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Galinsky was born 1942 in Strasbourg, Germany. He received his B.A. from Bowdoin College in 1963 and his Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton University in 1966. In 2011, he received an honorary Doctor of Philology from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Galinsky is the Floyd A. Cailloux Centennial Professor of Classics and Distinguished University Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Galinsky has published widely on Roman literature, social and cultural history, art, and religion and is a noted expert on Augustan Rome and the role of memory in Rome. Other interests include the reception of classical themes and heroes (especially Herakles) and the influence of Rome on American popular culture.
Galinsky has received many awards for both his teaching and scholarship, including NEH, Alexander von Humboldt, and Guggenheim Fellowships; most recently he was awarded an International Research Prize from the Max Planck Society for 750,000 euros and directed the project Memoria Romana (http://www.utexas.edu/research/memoria).
Galinsky has held visiting appointments in the U.S., Europe, Argentina, and New Zealand and received numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, including three summer seminars for college and university faculty at the American Academy in Rome, where he was also a Resident in 1973. He has been a consultant on academic programs to many institutions, including the South African Ministry of Research after the end of the Apartheid regime. Galinsky regularly teaches large introductory courses on Ancient Greece and Rome and on Greece and Rome in Film.