Classics for Everyone Essay Contest
As part of our effort to increase awareness of Classics in the KU community and to encourage our students to delve the ancient world outside of the classroom, in 2021 the Department of Classics introduced the Classics for Everyone Essay Contest.
A cash prize and immortal glory is awarded to the best essay in response to a different prompt each year. The inaugural honors went to Luca StockWil for an essay in response to the question: "Why study Classics in 2021?" The 2022 prize went to Robert Ward for his response to the question: "How can an ancient text that you have read help us understand the modern world?" We hope that Luca and Robert's answers, and any future submissions, will inspire others to explore the ancient world for themselves!
You can read the prize essays below. If you are interested in participating in this year's competition, details can be found on our Scholarships, Awards, and Prizes page.