Palma Lingua Antiqua
Part of Classics education is the combination of different disciplines into one - philosophy, history, archaeology, art, literature etc. A core component has always been linguists or philology - the study of Ancient Languages. These languages are the bedrock of our own languages and thus our Civilization. The benefits are access to the thoughts of the Ancient World and the mysteries therein. The Palma Lingua Antiqua is our award for that student who shows they have an impressive knowledge of Ancient Linguistics and the capacity to incorporate it into their research.
Our winner was Sean Radcliffe of Dublin for his project 'The Battle of Salamis' an all inclusive project that details the history of the battle and then translates some of Herodotus' Histories' account of the battle. He showed a detailed and in-depth knowledge of Ancient Greek, the etymology of it's words, and the form of it's words.