Baylor Classics Professors Selected For Prestigious PROSE Award

  • Alden Smith
    PROSE Award winner R. Alden Smith, Ph.D., chair of classics and associate dean of the Honors College. (Matthew Minard/Baylor University)
  • Jeffrey M. Hunt
    PROSE Award winner Jeffrey M. Hunt, Ph.D., lecturer in classics, who was recognized last year by President Linda A. Livingstone as one of the 2016-2017 Outstanding Professors in the area of teaching. (Robert Rogers/Baylor University)
May 1, 2018

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WACO, Texas (May 1, 2018) — Two Baylor faculty members recently received the 2018 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Award in Classics. The PROSE Awards annually recognize the best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals and electronic content in 58 categories.

Jeffrey M. Hunt, Ph.D., lecturer in classics, and R. Alden Smith, Ph.D., chair of classics and associate dean of the Honors College, along with coauthor Fabio Stok, received the award for their work, Classics from Papyrus to the Internet: An Introduction to Transmission and Reception.

The book provides a major overview of how classical texts were preserved across millennia. It addresses both the process of transmission and the issue of reception, as well as the key reference works and online professional tools for studying literary transmission.

“It is an honor to have been selected for this award given by the consortium of academic publishers,” Smith said. “We are grateful to the administrations of Tor Vergata and Baylor for support of our research and especially to our students, both in Rome and at Baylor, for their help and inspiration for this project.”

For more information on the PROSE Awards, visit their website.

by Joy Moton , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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