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2007 Contest

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 | 4:00 PM
Classics Library, 2175 Angell Hall

Lecture Steps to Parnassus: George Seferis' Search for Delphi
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 | 4:00 PM
Comparative Literature Library, 2015 Tisch Hall
Context for Classics: Translation Workshop

Diskin Clay
Professor of Classicals Studies, Duke University and Onassis Senior Visiting Scholar

Sponsored by:
Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation
Department of Classical Studies
Modern Greek Program (Foundation for Modern Greek Studies)
Contexts for Classics
University of Michigan

Context for Classics (CFC) and the
Classical Translation Workshop at the University of Michigan Presents:

Translating the Classics: a panel discussion with

Stanley Lombardo

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
12:00-1:30 pm
Angell Hall 3222

Announcing the 6th Annual


Students from all departments are invited 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 classwork 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. We welcome students in Classics and other languages and literatures as well as creative writers and students interested in translating Greek and Latin into other media, such as music, the visual arts, screen arts, theater, dance, etc.

Faculty in all departments are encouraged to announce this contest to their classes. We invite graduate students to inform their own undergraduate language and writing classes about this contest, and to enter it themselves.There will be two categories of contestants: undergraduate students and graduate students. Prizes will be given in each category for the first, second, and third place winning entries of original translations from the languages of Greek or Latin of any era. Winning authors will have the opportunity to present their translations and receive their prizes at the annual Classics awards ceremony.

Winners for the Classical Translations Contest:

Undergraduate Prizes:

First Prize
Jackie Dudek, "A Poetical Rendering of the Epic Battle Between the Sun and the Moon, as Described by Lucian"

Second Prize
Ardeta Gjikola, "Natural Magic: Excerpts from the Ninth Book, On Beautifying Women, or, Tips for an Extreme Makeover for Women by One of the Foremost Scientists of the Day, Giambattista della Porta (1558)"

Third Prize
Daphne Lambropoulos, "Two poems by Dinos Siotis"

Graduate Prizes:

First Prize
Charlotte Maxwell-Jones, "Callimachus Aetia, Book III"

Second Prize
Matthew Pfaff, "Unbearable Longing: Selections from Sappho and Saint Augustine"

Third Prize
Mike Sampson, "Anacreon 356"