The A.G. Woodhead Prize


A prize of $300 is awarded annually to the writer of the best graduate student research paper. Recipient is selected from nominations made by the faculty. Any paper written for any 6000-7000 level course, or presented as a Master’s paper or independent research paper. Award is announced in spring.

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Previous Recipients



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Title of Paper

2017Colleen KronTom Hawkins

"Prometheus Bound
in a Sicilian Performance Context"

2016Marcus ZiemannCarolina López-Ruiz

"The Drowned God: Are Melicertes

andMelqart Identital?"

2015No recipient----
2014No recipient----
2013Alice GaberBruce Heiden"The Light Ambiguous:
Reading the Second Stasimon of Sophocles' Antigone"
2012Laura MarshallJulia Nelson Hawkins"Venus, Apollo, and Augustus:
The Iapyx Scene of Aeneid 12"
2011Gabriel FuchsTom Hawkins"Parasitic paradrama in Plato's Symposium"
2011Aaron PalmoreRichard Fletcher"Shades of Sappho in Horace's Odes:
Book, Poetry, and Persona"
2010Sarah DubinaRichard Fletcher

"Of Parrots and Popinjays:

Finding the Philosopoher in Apuleius' Florida 12"

2009 Hanne Eisenfeld----
2008 Katarzyna JazdzweskaAnthony Kaldellis"Hagiographic Adventure. 
Niketas and his Life of Theoktiste"
2006Christopher BungardBruce Heiden"Looking Toward the Future"
2005Dennis DuncanAnthony Kaldellis"An Examination of Sepulchral Epigrams
from the Cycle of Agathias"
2004 Aikaterina LadianouVictoria Wohl"Legalizing desire:
women, law, and history in Isaeus and Antiphon"
2003 Aikaterina LadianouBruce Heiden"The Poetics of Gaster:
Food and Poetry in Hesiod"
2002Michael MagreeJune Allison"Tacitus and Memoria:
Philosophy and the Morals of an Historian"
2001Gregory HodgesJune Allison"Public and Private: Alcibiades' Paradox"
2000Gillian McIntoshBruce Heiden"Allegory in Hesiod's Works and Days"
1999Bart HuelsenbeckStephen Tracy"Evidence for Apragmones in Perikles' Speeches"
1998Gillian McIntoshWilliam Batstone"EATING TORTILLA TABLES:
A Discussion of the Actions and reactions
to Prophesy and Text within the Aeneid"
1997Jack EmmertSarah Iles Johnston"Summoning the Magician"
1996Peter NaniBruce Heiden"Apollo in the Iliad"
1995Robert GallagherKathryn Morgan"Missing the Forest for the Trees:
The Agon in and over Electra 518-44"
1994Rod BoyerJane Snyder"Like Unto Goddesses: 
Sappho Fragment 96V"
1993Paul IversenKathryn Morgan"Pindar's Program of Many Themes in a Short Poem"
1992 Poulheria KyriakouNancy Andrews"Empedoclean Echoes
in Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica"
1991Stephanie WinderThomas Rosenmeyer"The Independent Voice
of the Chorus in Sophocles' Electra"
1990Richard FreedFrank Coulson"One Moment in Time: Orphism and Encomium
in Pindar's Second Olympian Ode"
1989 Stavros FrangoulidisCarl Schlam"Tacitus, Plutarch and Suetonius 
on the Death of Galba"
1987Artemis LeontisJohn Vaughn"On the Rhetorical Status of 'Autonomous' Law:
A Response to Bruce Frier"




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