Devon Prep Latin Teacher Earns National Attention

The Main Line school faculty member, Melissa Browne, participated on the Homer Multitext project.
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Feb. 13, 2013 - PRLog -- Devon Prep Latin teacher Ms. Melissa Browne received national attention for her work on the Homer Multitext project, a project  in which she works to understand the Homeric epics such as the “Iliad,” by researching some of the earliest written remains of such poetry in both manuscript and papyrus sources.

“I’ve been involved in reading these manuscripts since I was a sophomore at the College of the Holy Cross,” Ms. Browne explained.  “For my year-long College Honors thesis as a senior I transferred my reading/research skills over to a manuscript of the “Iliad” from the 13th century which had never been published before. I wrote a first edition of features of this manuscript, and continue work on it today.”

Ms. Browne traveled to Washington DC to present her findings at the Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Symposium at Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies, a nationally renowned hub of classics research.

The Homer Multitext project is the first of its kind in Homeric studies, as it embraces technology by digitally presenting both the text and historical framework of the “Iliad” and “Odyssey,” offering a free library of texts, images, and tools that allow readers to uniquely engage with Homer’s seminal works.

Ms. Browne holds a BA in Classics from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts.  She also studied Classics at Mansfield College at the University of Oxford in England. Browne  teaches  Latin and religion at Devon Prep.

Devon Prep, a small, private, Catholic, college preparatory school for young men in grades six through 12 is conducted by the Piarist Fathers. Through small classes, competitive athletics, a commitment to service and a devotion to Christian values, Devon Prep students receive a well-rounded education and the foundation to become responsible, compassionate leaders able to face the challenges of life with confidence.

Devon Prep will administer Scholarship/Entrance Exams on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27, beginning at 8:30 AM on its 20 acre campus at 363 North Valley Forge Road in Devon, PA.  For more information call the Admissions Office at (610) 688-7337, email, or visit or
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