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Stinnecke Prize

Exam Date:

May 2, 2024 | 1:30-5:00pm (EST)

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 a one-time stipend of $3,000 in addition to any scholarship or other financial assistance, which they may be receiving.

The exam lasts three hours and involves translation of Greek and Latin passages as well as grammatical questions on both languages. Students are expected to have at least 108-level competence in both languages.

Sophomores and juniors in all departments are eligible to compete.

For further information contact:
Daniela Mairhofer
Director of Undergraduate Studies

[email protected]

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. The award was established in 2010 to replace the Atkins Prize for the best senior thesis, which was awarded until 2009. Initial funding has been provided by a grateful alumnus, one of the many who learned so much from Professor Keaney.

Past Winners

Stinnecke Prize Winners

2023 - Henry Cammerzell '25
2022 - Sebastian Hayden '24
2021 - Frances Mangina '22
2020 - (no prize awarded)
2019 - Joonho Jo ’21
2018 - (no prize awarded)
2017 - Kevin Duraiswamy ’19
2016 - Erynn Kim ’17
2015 - Daniel S. Kim ’16
2014 - Catherine Lambert ’15
2013 - Christopher Cochran ’14
2012 - Nicholas A.G. Bellinson ’13
2011 - Brandon Bark ’13
2010 - Erik Zyman ’12
2009 - Kevin Moch ’10
2008 - Coleman D. Connelly ’10
2007 - William Sullivan ’09
2006 - Zachary A. Squire ’08
2005 - Russell M. Squire ’07
2004 - Geoffrey C. Benson ’06
2003 - Philip Hall ’05

Keaney Prize Winners

Evan Brandon- Making Sense of Humanity: Narrative and Sense Perception in the Gilgamesh Epic

Theodore Clement - Coming Full Circle: Studies in Poetics, Circularity and Progression in the Poetry of Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy

Ilia Curto Pelle - The Transformation of Balkan Society in the 7th century

Clement Brown - Cato's Science: Roman Wine and Generational Experience

Edward Elson - Festivals, Politics, Poetry: Athenian Civic Dynamics between the Great Panathenaea and the Great Dionysia

Joonho Jo - Hippocrates and 'Hippocrates': Contextualizing the "Father of Medicine" in a History of Appropriative Citations

Leina Thurn - The Landscapes of Pithos Production at Hellenistic Morgantina

Kirsten Traudt - Slavery, Childrearing, and Education in the Roman Empire

Nicolette D’Angelo - ὑστερικὰς σφᾶς αὑτὰς ὀνομάζουσιν: Re-Reading the “Hysterical” Women of the Ancient Medical Writers

Rafail Zoulis - Cultural syncretism and royal ideology in Ptolemaic Egypt 

Brigid Ehrmantraut - ‘Fog on the Barrow-downs’: Mythologization of Tumuli in Old Irish, Old English, and Insular Latin Literature

Catherine Saterson - Corpus

Solveig Gold - Deus ex Machina: Saint Augustine’s Life upon the Wicked Stage

Thomas Kloehn - Vestigia Dei: Francis, Bonaventure, and the Appreciation of Nature in the Middle Ages

Ayelet Wenger - “They Began to Speak in Other Tongues”: Greek in the Arukh of Nathan ben Jehiel

Yung In Chae - The Classical Emergence of Examination

Catherine J. Lambert - A Teacher and His Student: Re-Imagining the Renaissance Classroom- A Marginal Study of a Classics Poet

Christopher G. Cochran - The Hymns of Synesius of Cyrene in the Christian and Classical Traditions

Anne S. Coventry - HÔS GUNAIKI GAMETÊ: The Regulation and Exchange of Women in Ptolemaic Egyptian Marriage Documents

Kasey T. Morris - Julio-Claudian Exilium ad Insulam

Joseph P. Dexter - The Performance of Identity in Plautine Comedy

Daniel J. Fallon - Thucydides, Polybius and the Function of Diplomatic Debate

Monica A. Greco - Strategy and the Limes Arabicus           

Aaron Bembenek - The Drafts of Ezra Pound’s Women of Trachis Volumnes I & II

Elizabeth Butterworth - Civil Discord in Civil Discourse: From Invective to Insinuation in Horace’s Satires I

Julie Chang - Radegund’s Cross: Relic As Power in Merovingian Gaul

Emily Kirkegaard - Byzantium in Carolingian Eyes: Strategies of Competition and Distinction

Caroline Debevoise Clark - Seeds of Heaven: Classical Influences on the Mid to Late 19th C. American South with a Commentary on Seeds of Heaven

Veronica Shi - The Genealogy of Epic

Kevin Moch -  Si Cives Huc Usque Licet: The Citizen and the Individual in Lucan’s Bellum Civile

Atkins Prize Winners

Scott L. Arcenas - The Democratic Accident? Cleisthenes, Ephialtes, and their ‘Democratic’ Programs of Reform

Rebecca A. Katz - Monumentum tam perenne quam Aes Onomastic Allusions on Roman Republican Coins

William P. Sullivan - Identity and the Uses of Greek in Priscian’s Institutiones Grammaticae

Caroline R. Loevner - Ere Our Troubles Come

Zachary A. Squire - Property and the Conception of the State in Cicero

Jonathan A. Pomeranz - Do You Wish to Know the One who Spoke and the World Came into Being? Looking for the Author in Philonic and Rabbinic Exegesis

Ashley M. Evans - The Gift of Sleep

Henryk Jaronowski - Justinian’s Laws against Heresy and the Closing of the School at Athens

Dan-el Padilla Peralta - Lessons in Roman Epigraphy: Princeton University’s Lateran Epitaphs

Gregory S. Taubman - Directing Dionysus: Studies in Staged Tragedy

Caroline E. Yeager - Maro mutates in melius: Proba’s Cento and Christianity in Mid-Fourth Century Rome

Margaret M. Andrews - Prominence in Pompeii: Politics, Society and the Gens Popidia

Staci R. Goddard - Fortification As An Organism 409-336 BCE

Jennifer L. Stahl - Hierarchy of Reverences Vyacheslav Ivanov as Poet, Philosopher, and Scholar of Dionysus

Jesse Isaac Liebman - Hektor’s Mortal Glory: Balance and Irony in the Iliad