Student Prizes and Awards

The Department awards a number of prizes funded by bequests, contributions in honor of retiring faculty, generous donors of endowments, and the annual fund. The prizes are listed here with their most recent recipients. For a compilation of winners over many years and more details about the rules governing each prize, see the Classics Honor Roll.

Departmental Citation for Distinction in the Major

An award of a certificate and a cash prize to a graduating major with a highly distinguished record in work in the major.

2016 Cecily Manson

Chair's Award for Distinction in Classics

An award of a certificate and a cash prize to a graduating major with a highly distinguished record in work in the major.

2016 Marvin E. Morris & Antara Thirumale Rao

Chair's Book Prize

Award funded by donations to the Chair's Annual Fund appeal, to one or more graduating students who have done outstanding work in the major.

2016 Karen MacLaughlin

Thomas G. Rosenmeyer Prize in Greek Composition

(formerly the Marianne McDonald Prize) Endowed by Marianne McDonald to encourage mastery of Greek at a high level, renamed in 2007 to honor Thomas G. Rosenmeyer (1920-2007), distinguished professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, a prize of at least $500 for the best translation into classical Greek of a passage of English selected by the judge.

2016 Michael Wesley Zellmann-Rohrer

Richardson Prize in Latin Composition

Established by will of Professor George M. Richardson, who died in 1896, a prize of at least $500 for the best translation into classical Latin of a passage of English selected by the judge.

2016 Michael Wesley Zellmann-Rohrer

Outstanding GSI Awards

Awarded by Graduate Division on the recommendation of the Department to two or three GSIs teaching in the current academic year who have demonstrated excellence in teaching in a variety of classes.

2016 Christopher Adams and John Lanier