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Gleason L. Archer, Jr. '38, or Norwell and Lowell House, has been awarded the Bowdoin Prize for his translation into Latin of a selection from J. W. Mackail's edition of Virgil's "Aeneid."
For his metrical translation of the thirteenth Ode in the second book of Horace, the John Osborne Sargent Prize of $200 went to Gordon M. Messing '38, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Eliot House.
Lasker Wins Potter Prize
In the field of Comparative Literature, three Susan Anthony Potter Prizes were awarded. $100 was given to Morris E. Lasker '38, of New York City and Eliot House, for the best thesis on a subject in the field.
Robert L. Calvert '39, of Cambridge, received $75 for his discussion of the Spanish literature of the Golden Age. His best undergraduate essay on Comparative Literature of the Middle Ages or the Renaissance won $50 for David R. Simboli '40, of New York City and Winthrop House.
Among the oldest prizes in the University, the Bowdoin Prizes were established under the will of Governor James Bowdoin of the class of 1745. The Sargent Prize was first offered in 1886-87 by John Osborne Sargent of the class of 1830, and was endowed in 1892 by his daughter, Georgianna W. Sargent.
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