Department of Greek & Latin


Essay Competition Winners 2023

19 October 2023

Thank you for submitting your essays to our outreach essay competition for schools. We are delighted to announce the prizewinners below.

Years 10-11
First prize: Meredith Wade, The Queen Katherine School LA9 6PJ
Solar syncretism in the ancient and modern worlds

Runner-up: Gabriel Kelly, Hampton School TW12 3HD
How are Persia and Persians represented in ancient Greek sources?

Runner-up: Anna Wang, Methodist Ladies’ College, Melbourne, Australia
Icarus’ fall

Years 12-13
Winner: Angelina Poggio Magnus, Frances Holland School SW1W 8JF
Unravelling beauty and authority: Cleopatra and Livia as case studies in ancient aesthetics and power dynamics 

Runner-up: Ayodenu Dosumu, St Benedict’s School W5 2ES
The evolution of the myth of Clytemnestra 

Runner-up: Willow Hefferman, Sir William Perkins’s School KT16 9BN
Discuss the meaning of a particular ancient myth and how it has changed over time: Orpheus and Eurydice

Anna Chance
Rebecca Cobb
Leo Percival
Olivia Redman
Rowan Rutherford
Natasha Wahab