Edward Bodnar, S.J. (September 26, 1920-November 29, 2011) was a professor of classics at Georgetown University from 1967-1991, taught Latin, Greek, and classical archaeology, and continued to be an active part of the Georgetown community as an emeritus professor until his death in 2011. Bodnar came to Georgetown as an undergraduate, entered the Jesuit novitiate, and was ordained in 1952. He earned his Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton University in 1958, writing his dissertation on the figure that would define the rest of his professional life, Cyriacus of Ancona. Cyriacus, often considered the father of modern archaelogy, was an Italian merchant in the 15th century who traveled widely throughout the Mediterranean, studying Greek inscriptions and other relics of antiquity. Bodnar devoted the rest of his life to studying Cyriacus, collecting the disparate remnants of his writings, translating and commenting on them, and writing critical studies of Cyriacus and the archaelogical sites the Italian humanist visited and described. Bodnar wrote several books about Cyriacus and published translations of much of Cyriacus's writings. This collection reflects Bodnar's lifelong passion and represents a perhaps unparalleled concentration of copies of Cyriacus manuscripts, as well as an exhaustive collection of secondary sources about him.