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Prelims

Cicero In Catilinam I

Ovid Metamorphoses 4

Catullus, a selection of shorter poems (1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15, 29, 32, 35, 48, 50, 51, 58, 70, 72, 75, 83, 85, 87, 100, 101)

Julius Caesar, De Bello Gallico 4.20–36, 5.8–23

Part IA

Non-Intensive Greek:  Lysias 1; Ps.-Xenophon, Athenaion Politeia; Plato, Crito; Herodotus 1.1–92; Euripides Medea

Intensive Greek: Lysias 1; Herodotus 1. 29–46; Plato, Crito; Euripides, Medea (1038 lines of trimeter; no choral odes)

Non-Intensive Latin:  Ovid, Ars Amatoria 1; Cicero, Pro Caelio; Augustus, Res Gestae (to be studied with its Greek translation), Tacitus, Annals 1; Lucretius 3. 830–1094, 4. 1037– 1287

Intensive Latin: Ovid, Ars Amatoria 1; Tacitus, Annals 1; Lucretius 3. 830–1094

Part IB

Greek

(0) Greek Epic (Compulsory)

Schedule A, Non-IG: Homer Iliad 1, 6, 9, 22, 24; Odyssey 6, 8.

Schedule A, IG: Homer Iliad 1, 6, 24; Odyssey 6, 8.

Schedule B: Remainder of both the Iliad and the Odyssey; Gilgamesh (Penguin 2003); Hesiod, Theogony and Works and Days; Epic Fragments (West Loeb 497); Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite; Homeric Hymn to Apollo; Plato, Ion

(1) Greek Lyric

Schedule A, Non-IG: Sappho & Alcaeus; Archilochus & Hipponax; Tyrtaeus; Mimnermus; Solon; Theognis; Anacreon; Bacchylides 5 (these texts as in Campbell); Pindar Olympian 1;

Schedule A, IG: Archilochus & Hipponax; Tyrtaeus; Mimnermus; Solon; Theognis; Anacreon; Bacchylides 5 (all as in Campbell). Sappho, Alcaeus and Pindar to be read in English.

Schedule B: Homer, Odyssey 8; Simonides (Plataea Elegy); Bacchylides 1 and 3; Pindar Olympian 2, Pythian 1, Isthmian 2.

(2) Athens on Stage

Schedule A, Non-IG: Aristophanes Acharnians; Euripides Ion.

Schedule A, IG: Aristophanes Acharnians 1-556, 719-859, 1000-1233; Euripides Ion 1-451, 510-565, 859-1047, 1370-1622 (with the rest of the plays in English)

Schedule B: Aeschylus Eumenides; Sophocles Oedipus at Colonus; Aristophanes Wasps & Knights.

(3) The Greek Novel

Schedule A, Non-IG: Achilles Tatius, Leucippe and Clitophon 1; Longus, Daphnis and Chloe 1, 4.

Schedule A, IG: Achilles Tatius, Leucippe and Clitophon 1; Longus, Daphnis and Chloe 1 (4 in English).

Schedule B: remainder of Achilles Tatius, Leucippe and Clitophon (2–8); remainder of Longus, Daphnis and Chloe (2-3); Chariton, Chaereas and Callirhoe.

(4) Persians in Greek Literature

Schedule A, Non-IG: Aeschylus, Persians; Herodotus 3.17-88.

Schedule A, Intensive Greek: Aeschylus, Persians 140-531, 598-622, 681-851, 909-1066; Herodotus 3.39-88.

Schedule B: Any remaining part of Aeschylus, Persians, Herodotus 1, 3.1-16, 3.89- 160, Bisitun inscription; Xenophon, Cyropaedia 1-2; Ctesias, fragments.

Latin

(0) Roman Epic (Compulsory)

Schedule A: Catullus 64, Virgil Aeneid 1 and 12, Ovid Metamorphoses 8.

Schedule A, IL: Catullus 64, Virgil Aeneid 1, Ovid Metamorphoses 8 (with Aeneid 12 to be read in English).

Schedule B: Ennius Annals fragments 1–163 Warmington, Lucan Civil War 1, Statius Thebaid 12.

(1) Cicero and Caesar

Schedule A: Caesar, Bellum ciuile 1; Cicero, De amicitia.

Schedule A, IL: BC 1.1–33; Am. 33–104 (the rest of both to be read in English).

Schedule B: Catullus 29, 57, 93, 94, 105; Cicero, Pro Marcello; Cicero, Ad Atticum, Book 7, letters 11–27; Cicero, Ad familiares, Book 4 (all); Cornelius Nepos, Life of Atticus; Suetonius, Diuus Julius

(2) Roman Youth

Schedule A: Statius Achilleid; Apuleius Cupid & Psyche (Met. 4.28–6.24).

Schedule A, IL: Statius Achilleid 1 (2 in English); Apuleius Cupid & Psyche (Met. 4.28-5.31; rest to be read in English).

Schedule B: Catullus 61-3; Ovid Metamorphoses 4.55–166, 4.274–388, 9.666-797; Statius Thebaid 9.570–907; Augustine Confessions 2.

(3) Seneca in Poetry and Prose

Schedule A: Seneca Thyestes; Seneca Apocolocyntosis; Seneca De breuitate uitae.

Schedule A, IL: Seneca Thyestes; Seneca Apocolocyntosis 9-15 (1-8 to be read in English); Seneca De breuitate uitae 1-9 (rest to be read in English).

Schedule B: Seneca Phaedra, De clementia, De ira, Epistulae morales 1.

(4) Roman Comedy

Schedule A: Plautus, Menaechmi; Terence, Eunuchus.

Schedule A, IL: Plautus, Menaechmi; Terence, Eunuchus 46-506, 910-1094 (remainder to be read in English).

Schedule B: Plautus, Miles Gloriosus; Terence, Adelphoi; Menander, Dyskolos; Cicero, Pro Roscio Amerino.


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