Rex E. Wallace

Rex E. Wallace (born September 13, 1952) is an American linguist and classical scholar specializing in Etruscan language, languages of ancient Italy, epigraphy, historical linguistics. He served as Professor of Classics at University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1985 until his retirement in 2018.[1][2]

Rex E. Wallace
Rex Erwin Wallace

(1952-09-13) September 13, 1952 (age 69)
United States
OccupationLinguist, classical scholar
Academic background
Alma mater
Academic work
Sub-disciplineEtruscan language, languages of ancient Italy, epigraphy, historical linguistics
InstitutionsUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst


Rex Erwin Wallace was born September 13, 1952.[3] He received his B.A. and his M.A. from the University of Nebraska in Classical languages, and his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Ohio State University.[1] He spent a year at the American Academy in Rome as the Oscar Broneer Fellow in Classical Studies.[1] He was appointed Professor of Classics with the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1985.[1] He is a past recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship, and co-editor of Rasenna, electronic journal of Etruscan archaeological and linguistic studies.[1][2] His main research and teaching interests are Etruscan, Pre-Roman, Latin and Greek linguistics, historical linguistics, and morphology.

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Language files, materials, 1982.
  • Lucilius and satire in second-century BC Rome, 1985.
  • Res gestae divi Augusti : as recorded in the Monumentum Ancyranum and the Monumentum Antiochenum, 2000.
  • An introduction to wall inscriptions from Pompeii and Herculaneum, Bolchazy-Carducci publishers, 2005.
  • The Sabellic Languages of Ancient Italy, Lincom, 2007.
  • Zikh Rasna. A Manual of Etruscan Language and Inscriptions, Beech Stave, 2008.
  • The archaeology of language at Poggio Civitate (Murlo) 2013.
  • Language, Alphabet and Linguistic Affiliation, in S. Bell and A. Carpino, eds., "A Companion to the Etruscans", Wiley-Blackwell, 2016


  1. ^ a b c d e "Rex Wallace Retires". University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Classics. June 1, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "AIA National Lecture Program Lecturer Rex E. Wallace". Archaeological Institute of America. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "The Bibliothèque nationale de France Catalogue Général - BnF". Bibliothèque nationale de France. 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.

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