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Department of Classics.


The Department of the Classics has announced in a recent pamphlet the conditions which will govern the award of Bowdoin Prizes for the year 1901.

As in the past, a first prize of $250 and a second prize of $200 will be offered to undergraduates in regular standing. The essays may be on any subject suitable for treatment in literary form, provided it be approved by the chairman of the standing committee on Bowdoin Prizes. Essays may not exceed 10,000 words in length, and they must be handed to the Recording Secretary of the University not later than April 1.

A prize of $300 is offered to graduates who have been in the Graduate School for one full year within the period 1898-1901. Candidates are at liberty to propose the topics of their essays from certain groups, described on page 464 of the University Catalogue of 1899-1900.

Bowdoin Prizes in Greek and Latin Composition are offered as follows, for next year: A prize of $50 will be given for the best translation into Attic Greek, written by an undergraduate, of the passage in Green's "Short History of the English People," Chapter 1, Section II, beginning, "It is with the landing of Hengist," and ending with "Gildas tells us nothing of their fortunes or of their leaders." Another prize of $50 is offered for a translation into Latin of the passage in Hooker's "Ecclesiastical Polity," Book I, Chapter XV, beginning, "Laws being imposed," to the end of the book (omitting the notes). These translations must be handed to the Recording Secretary by April 1, and must conform to the rules printed on page 464 of the Catalogue of 1899-1900.

A prize of $100 is offered to graduates for an original essay in either Latin or Greek. Any subject may be chosen by the competitor, but he must conform to the rules to be found in the Catalogue.

As in past years, a prize of $100 will be offered during 1901 for the best metrical translation of a lyric poem of Horace. The poem set for next year is the thirty-first ode of the first book. Any undergraduate of Harvard College or of Radcliffe may compete.

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