Dominique David-Vincent (2013, Classics & Oriental Studies) has been awarded the 2015 Classics Declamation Prize for Latin Reading.
He received the award for reading two Latin passages, one an extract of Seneca’s verse, the other a prose passage by Apuleius.
“It’s a pleasure to receive the award,” said Dominique. “Both Greek and Latin (or what we think they sounded like) have a very nice sound, but it is seldom heard nowadays – this competition is therefore a rare opportunity to hear them.”
David-Vincent was chosen by the University’s Classics Department and will receive a cheque for £50.
“Latin seems to have less musical flexibility than Greek, but my perception may be due to my own troubles with bringing out Latin’s musical richness,” he said. “The combination of this richness with the contrasting stiffness of expression of Greek and Latin, not to mention their grammar, is an object of fascination for me.”