Trollope’s Apollo is a collaborative project launched by students at Hendrix College and Rebecca Resinski, a professor in the Hendrix Classics Program. We aim to identify and discuss various ways in which Trollope uses Classics in his novels. The project began in 2005-2006 with an examination of Trollope’s Barchester series. Our goal is to expand the site gradually to include all of Trollope’s novels.
For ease of presentation and browsing, we have divided the site into the following sections:
- Commentaries, chapter-by-chapter discussion of Classical references made by Trollope in his novels.
- Proper Names, an A-to-Z list of Classically resonant names of people, places, and things in the world of Trollope’s novels.
- Vocabula, an A-to-Z list of words from Latin and Greek borrowed with minimal alteration into English and used by Trollope.
There is also a search box in the upper right-hand corner of the site. It can be very helpful, especially for finding repeated allusions or references! (The old site did not have this feature, so we are excited it is now available on our new platform.)
The original site was funded by a grant from the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation. The current site is hosted and supported by the Center for Hellenic Studies.