Decision in the 17th Matheton Agon 2021

A total of six papers were submitted this year. Also this year, the quality of the works, dealing with the most diverse aspects of Greek language, literature and culture, was very remarkable and comparable to the situation of previous years.

The jury decided to distribute the prizes as follows:

1st prize:1500 CHF

Alice Krieg, Le sexe féminin dans l'Antiquité gréco-romaine : Le vagin en phallocratie
(Gymnase de la Cité, Lausanne, supervisor: Lorraine Pidoux)

2nd prize ex aequo:500 CHF

Letizia Miozzari, Eroi freudiani e mostri etimologici Amore, morte e tragicità nell'eroismo edipico
(Liceo di Lugano I, supervisor: Alessandro Boidi)

Marie Libal, Les odeurs en Grèce et à Rome : Parfums et puanteurs antiques
(Gymnase de la Cité, Lausanne, supervisor: Lorraine Pidoux)
The prize winners will also receive, if they decide to study Studies of the Ancient World (with a focus on Greek Philology) at the University of Basel, the Basel Study Bonus for Greek, endowed with CHF 100 per month for 12 months, i.e. another CHF 1200 each in total.

We congratulate you very much!

Basel, October 19, 2021

Prof. Dr. Anton Bierl, full professor for Greek Philology at the University of Basel
together with Prof. Dr. Rudolf Wachter and Prof. Dr. Katharina Wesselmann