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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies

Prize Competitions and Awards

Fr. Matt Creighton, S.J., Undergraduate Essay Contest 2016

Edwin P. Menes Translation Contest 2015

Prize for excellence in translation of ancient Greek or Latin by an undergraduate student: $100

Abel Key

The Dr. D. Herbert Abel Key for Ancient Greek is named in memory of the late professor of Classics, who for almost forty years fostered the humanities through his teaching and inspiration.

Mertz Key

The Fr. James J. Mertz, S.J. Key, first awarded in 1957, is given for excellence in the study of Latin. The late Father Mertz was a member of the Loyola faculty for almost 60 years.

O'Connell Key

The Dr. John T. O’Connell Key for Classical Civilization honors the late John T. O’Connell, M.S. and was first awarded in 1940. The Key is presented for excellence in the study of Classical Civilization.

Eta Sigma Phi

Initiates of the Department's chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national collegiate honorary society for students of ancient Greek or Latin, are entitled to compete for scholarships and in contests sponsored by the Society. See also the Department's page of Fellowships and Other Opportunities.

National Awards

Revised 11 September 2015 by jlong1@luc.edu.

This contest is open to any currently-enrolled, undergraduate students at Loyola.


Department of Classical Studies · 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.3650 · Fax: 773.508.2153 · E-mail: lhardison@luc.edu

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