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Bacchus Rises!

Posted by Classics Department on January 21, 2016 in News

March 11, come join us the Scotiabank auditorium for our annual celebration of poetry and prose! From 5-7pm students from all corners of Dalhousie will come recite works from any language of their choosing, whether that be English, Arabic, Latin, or Elvish. There will, of course, be some serious cash prizes (worth up to $250) to be won.

If you are interested in participating, email our host, Dr. Jack Mitchell, at jack.mitchell@dal.ca. Everything is welcome, from poetry to music to dramatic performance. 

"O Dalhousie, nurse of Semele, crown yourself with ivy, flourish, flourish with the verdant yew bearing sweet fruit, and crown yourself in honor of Bacchus!.

Here are the winners from 2014: 

  • The Howard Murray Prize: $250 - Mr. Bryan Heystee, Ms. Meg Shields, and Ms. Kate Jordan for "Plato's On Hotdogs" (an original work in English by Bryan Heystee). 
  • The Chair's Prize: $150 - Dal's Own 2nd Year Greek Class ("The Parasangs") for "Battering Ram" by (Miley) Cyrus the Lesser (English and Ancient Greek). 
  • The Alumni Prize: $100 - Mr. Torin Vigerstad for Homer's Iliad 1.1-53 (Ancient Greek). 
  • The Publica Prize (for best performance in a living language): $75 - Mr. Nicholas Foran for Dante's Inferno Canto III.1-21.
  • The Dr. Patrick Atherton Memorial Prize (for best performance in Latin): $100 - Bruce Russell for "Poema Epicum Canadense" (an original work in Latin).