The works listed below should be read prior to taking the doctoral examination in question. In the case of secondary literature (sections 1, 2, and 3), the student is advised to use the most recent edition. It is a matter of program policy that items for the Greek and Latin Translation Exams are to be taken from the lists provided below (sections 4 and 5). Special arrangements for limited modifications to the Greek and/or Latin reading lists may be made for individual students with the approval of the Graduate Advisor. Please see the Student Handbook for specific rules that concern these modifications as well as for a detailed description of the exams. 1. ROMAN HISTORY READING LIST 2. GREEK HISTORY READING LIST 3. HISTORY OF GREEK AND ROMAN LITERATURE 4. GREEK LANGUAGE READING LIST 5. LATIN LANGUAGE READING LIST
The History of Greek and Roman Literature Examination tests the student's grasp of both primary materials and critical analysis. The Examination will presuppose,inter alia, knowledge of the Greek and Latin reading lists, and is normally taken only after those exams have been passed. For critical analysis, the following secondary sources are highly recommended.
Author Work Apollonius Argonautica, Books 3, 4 Aeschylus Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides, Prometheus, Persians Aristophanes Frogs, Lysistrata Aristotle Politics, Book 1; Poetics; Nicomachean Ethics 8, 9 Demosthenes Philippic 3; On the Crown Euripides Bacchae, Hippolytus, Medea, Trojan Women Herodotus Books 1, 7 and 8 (Book 2 may be substituted) Hesiod Theogony, Works and Days Homer IIiad, Odyssey Isocrates Panegyricus, Helen Lysias Orations 1 and 7 Menander Dyscolus Pindar Olympian 1, 2; Pythian 1, 2, 4 Plato Apology, Phaedo, Symposium, Republic 1, 10 Plutarch Life of Alexander, Caesar Polybius Book 6 Sophocles Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, Electra Theocritus Idylls 1, 2, 11, 17, 18 Thucydides Histories, Books 1 and 2 (Books 6-7 may be substituted) Lyric Poets Campbell's edition Author Work Ammianus Marcellinus Books 15-16 St. Augustine Confessions, Book 8 Caesar Bellum Gallicum 1; Bellum Civile 1 Catullus All Cicero All letters in How and Clark (eds.), Cicero: Select Letters (Oxford 1925); In Catilinam 1; Pro Milone 1; In Verrem 1; De Oratore 1; De Republica 1 Horace Odes, Books 1-3; Epistles 2 (including Ars Poetica); Satires 1 Jerome Letters 127 and 128 (Loeb numbering) Juvenal Satires 1, 3, 6, 10 Livy Books 1 and 2 (Books 20 and 21 may be substituted) Lucan Book 1 Lucretius Books 1, 5 Martial All Epigrams in Post's edition Ovid Metamorphoses 1 and 10; Amores 1; Heroides; Ars Amatoria Petronius Cena Trimalchionis Plautus Menaechmi, Miles Pliny All Letters in Sherwin-White's edition; plus the additional Vesuvius letters (6.20 and 6.31) Propertius Books 1, 2, 3 Quintilian Book 10 Sallust Bellum Catilinae Seneca Medea, De brevitate vitae, Trojan Women, all Letters in Sherwin-White's edition; plus 6.20 Suetonius Augustus Tacitus Annales, Book 1 ; Agricola; Histories, Book 1 (Book 4 may be substituted) Terence Andria, Eunuchus Tibullus Book 1 Vergil Aeneid; Eclogues; Georgics, Books 1 and 4
1. ROMAN HISTORY READING LIST
2. GREEK HISTORY READING LIST
3. HISTORY OF GREEK AND ROMAN LITERATURE
4. GREEK LANGUAGE READING LIST
5. LATIN LANGUAGE READING LIST