Prizes & Awards
The Stinnecke Prize, established at Princeton in 1870, is given to the sophomore or junior who passes the best examination based on the Odes of Horace, Eclogues of Vergil, and the Latin Grammar and Prosody, as well as the Anabasis of Xenophon or Plato’s Euthyphro, Crito, Apology and Phaedo and the Greek Grammar. The winner receives the stipend of $1000 each year of his or her period of tenure (total maximum of $3000) in addition to any scholarship or other financial assistance, which he or she may be receiving. The winner, by the way, has often been a student who began Greek in freshman year and read independently the following summer. (Since 1986, juniors have also been eligible for this prize: totals $2000.) Sophomores and juniors in all departments are eligible to compete.
The John J. Keaney Prize
The John J. Keaney Prize is the departmental prize for the best senior thesis. This award is in fond memory of Professor John Keaney, who served the Department as colleague, teacher, and mentor for 41 years, from 1959 to 2000. Initial funding has been provided by a grateful alumnus, one of the many who learned so much from Professor Keaney.
The Charles A. Steele Prize
The Charles A. Steele Prize is intended to encourage studies in the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations on the undergraduate level. It is awarded to that student (or students) who is a major in the Department of Classics and who has demonstrated high proficiency in the Greek and/or Latin languages.