Every year, Contexts for Classics invites graduate and undergraduate students in all departments and programs across the University of Michigan to take part in its Classical Translations Contest. This contest is intended to highlight the work of students who are interested in the process of translation as a creative, intellectually meaningful enterprise. In recent years, the contest has expanded beyond translations of ancient Greek, modern Greek, and Latin, to include languages taught in the departments of Middle East Studies and Asian Languages and Cultures.
This year, five prizes were awarded by the Department of Classical Studies and the Modern Greek program, and one by the Department of Middle East Studies. Congratulations to this year’s winners!
Classical Studies/Modern Greek
- Ciara Barrick, ‘In Karpasia, 15th August 2009’ by Niki Marangou
- Will McClelland, Homer, Iliad 23.15–82
- Yule Eve Osband, Horace, Odes 4.12
- Melina Varlamos, ‘Refugees tell their stories. Will you listen to them?’ by Kostis Christodoulou
- Hussein Alkadhim, Euripides, Medea
Middle East Studies
- Sundus Al Ameen, ‘He is unfaithful in what he promised’, by al-Walīd ibn `Ubayd Allāh al-Buhturī
Learn about the translators and read their translations on the Contexts for Classics website.