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Competition: Sam Hood Translation Prize 2022

Are you a Greek or Latin student under 19 years old? If so, this competition is for you.

Try your hand at translating one of the following passages and you could receive a cheque for £75 and a book of classical poetry.

Passages to choose from:

  • Homeric Hymn to Pan 1-21

  • Aristophanes, Knights 626-51

  • Plato, Protagoras 322cl-323a4

  • Horace, Odes 1.14

  • Suetonius, Nero 26

  • Virgil, Georgics 2.490-512

The judges are keen to encourage elegant and stylish translations from Greek and Latin prose and verse.


The judges will be looking for accuracy but also, and especially, for creativity when making their decisions. The competition is open to anyone under 19, still in full-time pre-university education. Entries should contain a statement for a teacher, containing the teacher’s e-mail address confirming that this is the case.

Entries should be submitted electronically, as e-mail attachments, preferably in Microsoft Word format, to Professor Robin Osborne:

Deadline: 8 July 2022


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