The Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers this year, to students resident at the University, a very interesting set of subjects for the Bowdoin Prize dissertations.
Nine prizes, from the foundation of James Bowdoin, are offered under the following conditions: -
I. Two prizes ($100 each) for the best dissertation on any of the subjects enumerated in II, III and IV, or for the best of either of the passages proposed for translation into Latin or Greek in III. (b), written by any graduates of any college who are residents at the University as students in the Graduate School, or by members of the Senior Class of 1892-93 in Harvard College.
II. Three prizes (not more than $100 nor less than $50 each) 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 Univresity who have never received an academic degree; -
1. The "Defensor Pacis" of Marsiglio in of Padua and the "De Monarchia" of Dante.
2. The modern Roman Catholic view of the Reformation Period.
3. A critical estimate of Bismark's Foreign Policy.
4. It is expedient to concentra'e powers in the hands of the Executive officers of American Cities?
5. The Electoral College and the expediency of changes in the mode of choosing the President of the United States.
6. The present state of Economic Theory in regard to Manager's Earnings.
7. Compulsory provision for the Aged by the State.
8. The present condition and probably future of the currency of the United States.
9. The present condition and prospect of Ethical Theory.
10. The Relation of the Study of Expermental Psychology to the understanding of General Philosophy.
III. (a) One prize for the best dissertation on any of the following subjects, under same conditions as II.
1. Attic Sculpture before the Persian Wars.
2. The beginning of the Greek Romance.
3. The influence of Euripides upon mediaeval and modern drama.
4. Landscape Art among the Romans.
5. The Roman Secular Games.
6. Lucius Verginius Rufus.
7. Martianus Capella
(b) One prize for the best dissertation on any of the following subjects and the same conditions.
1. A translation into Greek from Emerson's Representative Men, the Essay on Plato, beginning. "This brings me to that central figure," and ending, "has so bewitched him."
2. A translation into Latin from De-Quincey's Essay on Alexander Pope, from the beginning through the sentence ending "where earth is forgotten."
IV. Two prizes for the best work on any of the following subjects under same conditions as in III.
1. Is the storage-battery system likely to replace the trolley system for electric propulsion of street cars?
2. The influence of the chemical discoveries of the past thirty years on the industries of Europe.
3. Acclimatization of economic plants.
4. The evolution of sexuality.
5. The phylogenetic development of vertebrates.
6. The Physical Geography of England and its effect on English History.
Dissertations offered by Seniors of 1892-93 must be deposited with the Dean on or before Commencement, 1893. All other dissertations for these prizes must be deposited with the Dean on or before the first day of November, 1893.