Texas Tech University

Edward George

Edward George (Ph.D., Classics, University of Wisconsin, Madison: retired 2010) specializes in Latin texts, rhetoric, and reception of Roman Republican history in the Northern Renaissance. He is on an editorial board with E.J. Brill, Leiden, producing critical, annotated, bilingual editions of works by the Spanish humanist Juan Luis Vives (1493-1540). He completed the series' 2-volume edition of Vives's Declamationes Sullanae (1989, 2012), dramatizing the conclusion of Lucius Cornelius Sulla's dictatorship and expertly integrating the ancient sources. Earlier (1989) he published Vives's extended commentary on Cicero's Somnium Scipionis. Entries by Dr. George for three of Vives's works that touch on Islam and the Ottoman Turks are included in Christian-Muslim Relations: A Biographical History. Volume 6: Western Europe (1500-1600), Leiden, 2014. His articles focus on Vives's rhetoric and epistolography. He has also published on the Spanish scholar Luisa Sigea (1522-1560) and the library of the mid-16th century Colegio Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco in Mexico City. He co-authored Columbus' First Voyage (2005), an intermediate Latin textbook of annotated excerpts from Peter Martyr of Angleria's chronicles of Spanish New World exploration. In the past he originated papers, articles, and workshops for teachers, fostering Latin as a bridge to Spanish. He is currently completing a bilingual edition of the fourth book of Vives's De veritate fidei Christianae, "On the Truth of the Christian Faith", consisting of a long dialogue between a Christian and a Muslim, and leading to exploration of early modern European attitudes toward Islam. He is the former President of the American Association for Neo-Latin Studies and the Texas Classical Association, former Vice President of the American Classical League, and former Chair of the Texas Committee for the Humanities (now Humanities Texas).


Classical Language & Literature Studies