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Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest (Ellery): Contest Details and Website Link

Sponsored by Monmouth College ~

Link to the Official Contest Site

The Topic for 2013

Should Julius Caesar have crossed the Rubicon?  You may argue for or against.

Contest Guidelines

Entries must be typed, double-spaced, on 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper, on one side only. The entry must fit the theme of this year's contest. No minimum or maximum length is required.  Your paper deadline is Thursday, February 14.


The entry should make frequent, specific, accurate, and appropriate references to historical events. Papers will be judged on historical accuracy, appropriate use of ancient sources, originality, quality of material, thematic development, appropriateness, correctness of English style, and effectiveness of presentation.