Prizes & Honors

We offer three prize competitions (Earle, Tatlock, and Romaine) in sight translation of Greek and Latin. These prizes are awarded on the basis of examinations given each spring and open to all Barnard and Columbia students.

There are three big awards made to graduating Columbia College seniors:

  • The Caverly Prize is awarded for outstanding performance by a Classics Major, usually as demonstrated through a senior thesis
  • The Stadler Prize is awarded for academic excellence through course work and the writing of a senior thesis on some aspect of the history or culture of the classical world
  • Departmental Honors are awarded for overall outstanding performance in Classics.

General Studies students are eligible for General Studies Departmental Honors and some General Studies Prizes.Barnard students are eligible for the Day Prize, awarded to a sophomore outstanding in Classics.