Reading lists:  M.A., M.A.T., and Ph.D. 

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The faculty has devised six separate reading lists to facilitate successful performance on the various comprehensive exam options (listed below):

 

Reading Lists for the MAT in Latin

Caesar, Gallic Wars 1; Civil War 1.1-33

Catullus 1-11, 13, 29, 31, 34, 36, 37, 42, 45, 46, 49-51, 63-66, 68

Cicero, Pro Caelio; Second Philippic; Pro Archia; In Catilinam 1; Epistulae (as in Shackleton Bailey, Select Letters, Cambridge, 1980) 1-7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 18-20, 23- 24, 27, 32-35, 38, 41, 48, 52, 54, 62, 63, 67-69, 74-75; De Oratore 1.1-73; De Republica (as in James Zetzel, Cambridge, 1995) 6.9-29 (Somnium Scipionis)

Horace, Epodes 2; 16; Odes 1; Satires 1.1, 1.9; 2.6

Juvenal, Satires 1; 10

Livy, Ab Urbe Condita Praef.; 1; 21

Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 1

Martial, Epigrammata: Book 1: Praef., 1-4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20, 29, 32; Book 2: Epist.; Book 8: 55, 73; Book 9: Epist.; Book 10: 1, 2; Book 12: Epist., 57, 94; Book 13: 3; Book 14: 2

Ovid, Metamorphoses 1, 4.55-189; Amores 1

Petronius, Satyrica 26.7-78 (Cena Trimalchionis)

Plautus, Pseudolus

Pliny the Younger, Epistulae 6.16, 20; 7.27; 10.96-97

Propertius 1 (all)

Sallust, Bellum Catilinae 1-16; Bellum Jugurthinum 1-8

Seneca, Epistulae Morales 7, 12, 56, 114

Tacitus, Annales 1; 4; 14.1-17; Agricola

Terence, Adelphoe

Tibullus 1.1; 2.5

Vergil, Aeneid 1-8; 12

 

 

Reading Lists for the M.A. in Classics

Greek authors

 

Andocides, selections from On the Mysteries, On the Peace in R.C. Jebb, Selections from The Attic Orators

Aristophanes, Clouds

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 1; Politics 1 Callimachus: as in Neil Hopkinson, A Hellenistic Anthology (Cambridge, 1988), including Epigrams; also Epigr. 28 Pfeiffer (= Anth. Pal.12.43)

Demosthenes, Olynthiacs 1, 2, 3

Euripides, Medea

Greek Lyric Poets: as in David A. Campbell, Greek Lyric Poets (St. Martin's, 1982) pages 1-32 (through Solon 1), 40-82 (through Theognis 182), 87-100, plus Appendix, pages 463-466 (Archilochus, P. Colon. 7511, Stesichorus S15 ii Page, Alcaeus S262 Page); frag. 11 West

Herodotus 1; 6.94-120

Hesiod, Theogony 1-210

Homer, Iliad 1; 9; 22, 24 {92}; Odyssey 1; 9, 11; 21-23

Homeric Hymn 5 (To Aphrodite)

Isocrates, selections from Antidosis, Panegyricus, Areopagiticus in R.C. Jebb, Selections from The Attic Orators

Lysias, Against Eratosthenes

Pindar, Olympian 1, 14; Nemean 5; Isthmian

Plato, Apology ; Republic 1; 10

Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus

Theocritus, Idylls 1

Thucydides 1, 2.34-54

 

Latin Authors

 

Caesar, Gallic Wars 1.1-29; Civil War 1.1-33

Catullus 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 31, 34, 45, 49, 50, 51, 64

Cicero, Pro Caelio; In Catilinam 1; Epistulae (as in Shackleton Bailey, Select Letters, Cambridge, 1980) 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 15, 18, 19, 20, 24, 27, 32, 33, 38, 48, 52, 54, 67, 68, 74, 75; De Oratore 1.1-29; De Republica (as in James Zetzel, Cambridge, 1995) 6.9-29 (=Somnium Scipionis)

Horace, Odes 1; Sat. 1.1; Ep. 16

Juvenal, Sat. 1

Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, Praef.;  1

Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 1.1-448, 921-950

Martial, Epigrammata: Book 1: 1.1-4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20, 29, 32; 8.55, 73; 12.57, 94

Ovid, Met 1.1-252, 348-567; Amores 1

Petronius, Satyrica 26.7-60, 71-78 (excerpts from Cena Trimalchionis)

Plautus, Pseudolus

Pliny the Younger, Epistulae 6.16, 20; 7.27; 10.96-97

Propertius 1 (all)

Sallust, Bellum Catilinae 1-16; Bellum Jugurthinum 1-8

Seneca, Epistulae Morales 12, 114

Tacitus, Annales 1; 14.1-17; Agricola

Terence, Adelphoe

Tibullus 1.1; 2.5

Vergil, Aeneid 1; 2; 4; 6; 8; 12

 

 

Reading lists for M.A. in Classics: Interdisciplinary Classics and Ancient History option

Greek Authors

 

Aeschylus, Persae

Andocides, On the Mysteries

Aristophanes, Lysistrata

Aristotle, Politics 1

Demosthenes, Olynthiacs 1; 2; 3

Euripides, Medea

Greek Lyric Poets: as follows from D. A. Campbell, Greek Lyric Poets (St. Martin's Press, 1982): Archilochus 1-3, 5A, 22, 53, 55-56, 60, 74, 77, 79A; Tyrtaeus 1; Semonides 7; Alcman 1; Theognis 19-26, 39-68, 77-78, 113-14, 173-92, 237-54, 503-10, 667-82, 783-88; Mimnermus 1-2, 5; Solon 1, 3, 5, 19, 24; Sappho 1, 5, 16, 31, 47, 55, 81b, 96; Alcaeus 6, 34a, 42, 129, 326, 357; Ibycus 282a; Anacreon 348, 357-59, 388, 417; Xenophanes 1-2; Simonides 520-21, 531, 542, 581, 76D, 83D.

Herodotus 1

Hesiod, Works and Days 1-316

Homer, Iliad 1; 9; 24; Odyssey 1; 9; 23

Homeric Hymn: To Demeter

Isocrates, Panegyricus

Lysias 12 (Against Eratosthenes)

Pindar, Olympian 1

Plato, Apology; Republic 1

Plutarch, Solon

Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus

Thucydides 1

Meiggs-Lewis, A Selection of Greek Historical Inscriptions, 2nd ed. (Oxford 1988) 1, 5, 23, 2

 

Latin Authors

 

Caesar, Gallic Wars 1; Civil War 1.1-33

Catullus 1-11, 13, 29, 31, 34, 36, 37, 42, 45, 46, 49-51, 63-66, 68

Cicero, Pro Caelio; Second Philippic ; In Catilinam 1; Epistulae (as in Shackleton Bailey, Select Letters, Cambridge, 1980) 1-7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 18-20, 23- 24, 27, 32-35, 38, 41, 48, 52, 54, 62, 63, 67-69, 74, 75; De Oratore 1.1-73; De Republica (as in James Zetzel, Cambridge, 1995) 6.9-29 (Somnium Scipionis}

Horace, Epodes 2; 16; Odes 1; Satires 1.1, 1.9; 2.6

Juvenal, Satires 1; 10

Livy, Ab Urbe Condita Praef.; 1; 21

Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 1.1-502

Martial, Epigrammata: Book 1: Praef., 1-4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20, 29, 32; Book 2: Epist.; Book 8: 55, 73; Book 9: Epist.; Book 10: 1, 2; Book 12: Epist., 57, 94; Book 13: 3; Book 14: 2

Ovid, Metamorphoses 1; Amores 1

Petronius, Satyrica 26.7-78 (Cena Trimalchionis)

Plautus, Pseudolus

Pliny the Younger, Epistulae 6.16, 20; 7.27; 10.96-97

Propertius 1 (all)

Sallust, Bellum Catilinae 1-16; Bellum Jugurthinum 1-8

Seneca, Epistulae Morales 7, 12, 56, 114

Suetonius, Claudius

Tacitus, Annales 1; 4; 14.1-17; Agricola

Terence, Adelphoe

Tibullus 1.1; 2.5

Vergil, Aeneid 1-8; 12

Inscriptions: SC de bacchanalibus (ILLRP 511); Laudatio 'Turiae' (ILS 8393); Res Gestae divi Augusti; Senatus consultum de Pisone patre; Lex de imperio Vespasiani (ILS 244 = Crawford, Roman Statutes I 39)

 

 

Reading Lists for the Ph.D. in Classics

Greek Authors

 

Aeschylus, Oresteia

Andocides, On the Mysteries

Apollonius, Argonautica 1.1-22; 3

Aristophanes, Clouds; Frogs

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 1; 2; 3; 6; 10; Politics 1; Poetics

Callimachus: selections in Neil Hopkinson, A Hellenistic Anthology (Cambridge, 1988), including Epigrams, and Epigr. 28 Pfeiffer (= Anth. Pal.12.43)

Bacchylides: as in Campbell (see under "Greek Lyric Poets")

Demosthenes, Olynthiacs 1; 2; 3; On the Crown

Euripides, Medea; Hippolytus; Bacchae

Greek Lyric Poets: as in D. A. Campbell, Greek Lyric Poets (St. Martin's Press, 1982); P. Colon. 7511 (the "Cologne Archilochus": text in Page, Supplementum Lyricis Graecis; text and commentary in Degani-Burzacchini, Lirici Greci, Florence, 1908 and in J.M. Bremer et al., Some Recently Found Greek Poems, Leiden, 1987); Simonides frag. 11 West.

Herodotus 1; 2.1-50, 69-73, 86-91, 99-134; 6.94-120; 7.1-19, 100-105, 201-39; 8.57-110

Hesiod, Theogony 1-210; Works and Days 1-316

Homer, Iliad 1; 2.1-493; 3; 6; 9; 16-24; Odyssey 1; 5-6; 9-12; 16-17; 21-23

Homeric Hymn: To Demeter

Isocrates, Panegyricus

Longus, Daphnis and Chloe 1 (all); 4 (all)

Lucian, Menippus

Lysias 12 (Against Eratosthenes)

Menander, Dyskolos

Pindar, Olympians 1, 14; Nemeans 5, 7; Pythians 1, 8; Isthmians 1

Plato, Apology; Symposium; Crito; Gorgias; Republic 1; 10

Plutarch, Solon 1-4, 8-10, 14-19, 31-32

Polybius, Histories 6.11-18; 10.2-3; 38.1-3.8; 39.8

Protagoras: B fragments, as in H. Diels and W. Kranz, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker (1952/6), vol.2

Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus; Antigone; Ajax

Theocritus, Idylls 1, 7, 11, 15

Thucydides 1-2.65; 3.1-50, 70-85; 4.1-41; 5.1-20, 84-116; 6.8-32; 7.65-87

Xenophon, Memorabilia 1

Meiggs-Lewis, A Selection of Greek Historical Inscriptions 2 (Oxford 1988) 1, 5, 23, 24, 26, 33, 41, 54, 94

Latin Authors

Apuleius, Metamorphoses 1 (all); 2.7-10, 21-30; 4.27-35; 5.21-24; 6.20-24; 9.5-13; 11.23-30

Caesar, Gallic Wars 1; Civil War 1

Catullus: all

Cicero, Pro Caelio; Second Philippic; Pro Archia; In Catilinam 1, 4; De Imperio Cn. Pompei ; Epistulae (as in Shackleton Bailey, Select Letters, Cambridge, 1980) 1-7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 18-20, 23-24, 27, 32-35, 38, 41, 48, 52, 54, 62, 63, 67-69, 74-75; Tusculan Disputations 1; De Re Publica 1, 6 (selections, as in James Zetzel, Cambridge, 1995); De Oratore 1

Ennius: longer fragments of the Annales, ed. Skutsch

Horace, Epodes 1, 2, 7, 9, 16; Odes 1-4; Satires 1 (all); 2.1, 6, 7; Epistles 2.1 (Letter to Augustus), 2.3 (Ars Poetica)

Juvenal, Satires 1, 3, 6.1-285, 10

Livy, Ab Urbe Condita Praef., 1 (all), 6 (all), 21 (all)

Lucan, Civil War 1, 7

Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 1 (all); 3 (all); 4.962-1287; 5.772-1457

Martial, Liber de Spect. 1-2, 9(7), 15 (13), 20 (17); Epigrammata: Book 1: Praef., 1-4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20, 29, 32; Book 2: Epist.; Book 8: 55, 73; Book 9: Epist.; Book 10: 1, 2; Book 12: Epist., 57, 94; Book 13: 3; Book 14: 2

Ovid, Metamorphoses 1 (all); 4.55-189; 8.1-444, 611-878; 14.527-608, 805-851; 15.745-879; Amores 1 (all); Tristia 4.10

Persius, Prol.; 1

Petronius, Satyrica 1-90

Plautus, Pseudolus; Amphitruo

Pliny, Epistulae 1.1, 5, 6; 2.1; 3.5, 7, 16, 21; 4.14; 5.8; 6.16, 20; 7.17, 27, 33; 8.20; 9.6, 7, 10, 33;

10.96-97

Propertius, ed. Goold (Loeb): 1 (all); 2.1, 7, 34; 3.1, 3, 4, 5, 9; 4 (all)

Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria 10.1

Sallust, Bellum Catilinae; Bellum Jugurthinum 1-8

Seneca, Epistulae Morales 7, 12, 47, 51, 56, 86, 114, 122; Medea

Tacitus, Agricola; Dialogus de oratoribus; Histories 1; Annales 1.1-2.26; 4.1-12, 32-67; 6.18-30, 50-51; 11.23-38; 12.58-13.25; 14.1-65 (all); 15.38-65; 16.18-35

Terence, Adelphoe

Tibullus, 1 (all); 2.1, 2.5

Vergil, Eclogues; Georgics 1 (all); 4 (all); Aeneid

Late Latin (after 300 C.E.): 25 pages of selections (total) from at least two of the following: Augustine, Confessions 1, 8, 10; Ammianus Marcellinus 14, 15; Ausonius; Carmina Burana; Claudian; Macrobius; Sidonius Apollinaris; Symmachus. (You should consult with the Graduate Director about this section.)

 

 

Reading Lists for the Ph.D. in Classics: Interdisciplinary Classics and Ancient History option

 

Greek Authors

 

Aeschylus, Agamemnon; Persae

Andocides, On the Mysteries

Antiphon, from R.C. Jebb, Selections from the Attic Orators III

Apollonius, Argonautica 1.1-22; 3

Aristophanes, Lysistrata; Frogs

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 1; Politics 1; Poetics; Ath. Pol. 1-45

Arrian, Anabasis 1.1-16

Bacchylides: as in Campbell (see under "Greek Lyric Poets")

Callimachus: selections in Neil Hopkinson, A Hellenistic Anthology (Cambridge, 1988), including Epigrams, and Epigr. 28 Pfeiffer (= Anth.Pal.12.43)

Demosthenes, Olynthiacs 1; 2; 3; On the Crown

Euripides, Medea; Hippolytus; Bacchae

Greek Lyric Poets: as in D. A. Campbell, Greek Lyric Poets (St. Martin's Press, 1982); P. Colon. 7511 (the "Cologne Archilochus": text in Page, Supplementum Lyricis Graecis; text and commentary in Degani-Burzacchini, Lirici Greci,Florence, 1908 and in J.M. Bremer et al., Some Recently Found Greek Poems, Leiden, 1987); Simonides frag. 11 West., Hellenica Oxyrhynchia VI(I)-VIII(III), XV(X)-XXII(XVII)

Herodotus 1; 2.1-50, 69-73, 86-91, 99-134; 6.94-120; 7.1-19, 100-105, 201-39; 8.57-110

Hesiod, Theogony 1-210; Works and Days 1-316

Homer, Iliad 1; 2.1-493; 3; 6; 9; 16, 18, 22-24; Odyssey 1; 6; 9-11; 17; 21; 23

Homeric Hymn: To Demeter

Isaeus, R.C. Jebb, from Selections from the Attic Orators I-II

Isocrates, Panegyricus

Longus, Daphnis and Chloe 1 (all); 4 (all)

Lucian, Menippus

Lysias 12 (Against Eratosthenes); 13 (Against Agoratus); from R.C. Jebb, Selections from the Attic Orators, Lysias I-IV

Menander, Dyskolos

Pindar, Olympians 1; Nemeans 5, 7; Pythians 1, 8; Isthmians 1

Plato, Apology; Symposium; Crito; Republic 1; 10

Plutarch, Solon; Themistocles; Sulla

Polybius, Histories 6

Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus; Antigone

Theocritus, Idylls 1, 7, 11, 15

Thucydides 1-2.65; 3.1-50, 70-85; 4.1-41; 5.1-20, 84-116; 6.8-32; 7.65-87

Xenophon, Memorabilia 1; Hellenica 1-2.2; "Old Oligarch"

Papyri: G. Milligan, Selections from the Greek Papyri (Cambridge 1912) 1, 4, 5, 10, 12, 19, 24, 30, 38, 45, 47, 51, 53

Inscriptions:

Meiggs-Lewis, A Selection of Greek Historical Inscriptions 2 (Oxford 1988) 1, 5, 8, 10-11, 14-15, 23-24, 26, 31, 33, 41, 45-46, 52, 54, 58, 65, 69, 70, 73, 86, 94

M.N. Tod, A Selection of Greek Historical Inscriptions, Vol. II (Oxford 1948): 118, 123, 142, 162, 177, 189, 202, 204, 205

Hesperia Supp. 29, pp. 4-5

Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum 26.72; 28.60

Staatsverträge des Altertums 3.428; 446; 476

F. Sokolowski, Lois Sacrées des cités grecques (Paris 1969): 18A-B; 65.1; 116

H.W Pleket, Epigraphica I: 2, 9, 10, 14, 22, 41; Epigraphica II: 1, 3, 6

R. Sherk, Roman Documents from the Greek East (Baltimore 1969) 2, 15, 23, 31, 33

 

Latin Authors

 

Apuleius, Metamorphoses 1 (all); 2.7-10, 21-30; 4.27-35; 5.21-24; 6.20-24; 9.5-13; 11.23-30

Caesar, Gallic Wars 1; Civil War 1

Catullus: all poems

Cicero, Pro Caelio; Second Philippic; In Catilinam 1, 4; De Imperio Cn. Pompei ; Epistulae as in Shackleton Bailey, Select Letters, Cambridge, 1980) 1-7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 18-20, 23-24, 27, 32-35, 38, 41, 48, 52, 54, 62, 63, 67-69, 74-75; Brutus; De Re Publica 1, 6 (selections, as in James Zetzel, Cambridge, 1995); Verrines I

Ennius: longer fragments of the Annales, ed. Skutsch

Historia Augusta, Life of Hadrian

Horace, Epodes 1, 2, 7, 9, 16; Odes 1-4; Satires 1 (all); 2.1, 6, 7; Epistles 2.1 (Letter to Augustus), 2.3 (Ars Poetica)

Juvenal, Satires 1, 3, 6.1-285, 10

Livy, Ab Urbe Condita Praef., 1 (all), 6 (all), 21 (all)

Lucan, Civil War 1, 7

Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 1.1-502; 3; 4.962-1287; 5.772-1457

Martial, Liber de Spect. 1-2, 9(7), 15 (13), 20 (17); Epigrammata: Book 1: Praef., 1-4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20, 29, 32; Book 2: Epist.; Book 8: 55, 73; Book 9: Epist.; Book 10: 1, 2; Book 12: Epist., 57, 94; Book 13: 3; Book 14: 2

Ovid, Metamorphoses 1; Amores 1; Fasti 4; Tristia 4.10

Persius, Prol.; 1

Petronius, Satyrica 1-90

Plautus, Pseudolus; Amphitruo

Pliny, Epistulae 1.1, 5, 6; 2.1; 3.5, 7, 16, 21; 4.14; 5.8; 6.16, 20; 7.17, 27, 33; 8.20; 9.6, 7, 10, 33; 10.96-97; Panegyricus 1-37

Propertius, ed. Goold (Loeb): 1 (all); 2.1, 7, 34; 3.1, 3, 4, 5, 9; 4 (all)

Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria 10.1

Sallust, Bellum Catilinae; Bellum Jugurthinum 1-8; Histories FF 1.55, 1.77, 2.47, 2.98,

3.48, 4.69 M

Seneca, Epistulae Morales 7, 12, 47, 51, 56, 86, 114, 122; Medea

Suetonius, Claudius

Tacitus, Agricola; Dialogus de oratoribus; Histories 1; Annales 1.1-2.26; 4.1-12, 32-67; 6.18-30, 50-51; 11.23-38; 12.58-13.25; 14.1-65 (all); 15.38-65; 16.18-35

Terence, Adelphoe

Tertullian, De Spectaculis

Tibullus, 1 (all); 2.1, 2.5

Vergil, Eclogues; Georgics 1 (all); 4 (all); Aeneid 1-8, 12

Late Latin (after 300 C.E.): 25 pages of selections (total) from at least two of the following: Augustine, Confessions 1, 8, 10 or Civitas Dei 3; Ammianus Marcellinus 14, 15; Ausonius; Carmina Burana; Claudian; Lactantius, Macrobius; Sidonius Apollinaris; Symmachus

Inscriptions:

SC de bacchanalibus (ILLRP 511)

Lex Repetundarum and Lex Agraria (Crawford, Roman Statutes I 1 and 2)

Laudatio 'Turiae' (ILS 8393)

Res Gestae divi Augusti

Tabula Siarensis and Hebana (Lex Valeria Aurelia) (Crawford, RS I 24)

Tabula Heraclensis (Crawford, RS I 24)

Lex Colonia Genetivae Iuliae (Crawford, RS I 25)

Senatus consultum de Pisone patre

Lex de imperio Vespasiani (ILS 244 = Crawford, RS I 39)

"Mactar Harvester" (ILS 7457)

Allia Potestas (epitaph) (CIL 6.37965 = CLE 1988)

 

 

 

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