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14th Annual Classical Translation Contest

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
12:00 AM
Comparative Hall Literature Main Office, 2015 Tisch Hall (2nd floor).

Contexts for Classics invites students from all departments across the University of Michigan to submit translations of texts from Latin, Ancient Greek, and Modern Greek. We know that there are many people inspired by the beauty of these languages who wish to render them more freely and creatively than class work often involves. This contest is intended to highlight the work of students who are interested in the process of translation as a creative, intellectually meaningful enterprise.

Rules and Prizes

1. Please submit your work anonymously in the following format: FOUR hard copies of your English translation (along with the original text) and ONE separate cover page (listing the title and author of the text you translated, your name and email address, and your undergraduate major or graduate program).

2. Submissions are due on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by 5:00pm to the Comparative Hall Literature Main Office, 2015 Tisch Hall (2nd floor).

3. All submissions will be judged anonymously by a panel of faculty members from Classics, Comparative Literature, English, and related departments.

4. Students affiliated with any U-M department are eligible.

5. All work should consist of original translations/interpretations of works from Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, or Latin.

6. Original works may be in prose or verse and translations may be in prose, verse, or other format, such as multi-media.

7. Maximum length of written submissions is five double-spaced pages.

8. In each category (undergraduate and graduate), the prizes will be gift cards of $100 each.  

9. Winners will be invited to present their translations at the annual Classics Department awards ceremony on APRIL 21, 2015.