Posted by: retarigan | October 26, 2015

Why are the Individuals and Organisations Awarded a Nobel Prize called Nobel Laureates?


Teaser Llagerkrans

Teaser Llagerkrans

The word “Laureate” refers to being signified by the laurel wreath. In Greek mythology, the god Apollo is represented wearing a laurel wreath on his head. A laurel wreath is a circular crown made of branches and leaves of the bay laurel (in Latin: Laurus nobilis). In Ancient Greece, laurel wreaths were awarded to victors as a sign of honour – both in athletic competitions and in poetic meets.


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