Bowdoin Prize Subjects.

We reprint below extracts from the forth coming catalogue relative to the subjects and conditions of the Bowdoin Prize Dissertations:

Nine prizes, from the foundation of James Bowdoin, are offered by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to students resident at the University.

I. Two prizes (one hundred dollars each) for the best dissertations on any of the subjects enumerated in II., III., and IV., or for the best translations of either of the passages proposed for translation into Latin or Greek in III. (b), written by Graduates of any college who are resident at the University as students in the Graduate School, or by members of the Senior Class of 1891-92 in Harvard College.

II. Three prizes (not more than one hundred dollars nor less than fifty dollars each) for the best dissertations on any of the following subjects, written by students of more than one year's standing in any department of the University who have never received an academic degree: -

1. The political conditions of the Reformation in Germany.

2. Macchiavelli as a political philosopher.

3. A critical estimate of Bismarck's foreign policy.

4. The political influence of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

5. Is public ownership and management of Municipal Monopolies advisable?

6. The future of the Southern Negro as a citizen.

7. Von Holst's Constitutional History of the United States.

8. Is there a science of Education?

9. The notion of Unconscious Mental Life in the light of the recent psychological inquiry.

III. (a) One prize (not more than one hundred dollars nor less than fifty dollars) for the best dissertation on any of the following subjects, written by students of more than one year's standing in any department of the University who have never received an academic degree: -

1. Country Life in Ancient Greece.

2. Literary Criticisms at Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries B. C.