Classics Reading List

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Classics Reading List

This is the reading list required by all concentrations, except Classical archaeology, for the “Q” Examination.

Greek

Aeschylus: Agamemnon

Aristophanes: Frogs

Aristotle: NE I

Euripides: Bacchae

Gorgias: Helen

Hellenistic : Selected poems [Callimachus, Apollonius, Moschus & epigrams in N. Hopkinson, A Hellenistic Anthology (Cambridge 1988) & Theocritus Idylls I & VII]

Hesiod: Theogony

Herodotus: I

Homer: Iliad XIX-XXIV, Odyssey XIX-XXIV

Lyrici: Selected poems [The selections in F. Budelmann, Greek Lyric: a selection (Cambridge 2018), & Archilochus, Tyrtaeus, Mimnermus, Theognis, and Bacchylides 17 in D. A. Campbell, Greek Lyric Poetry (Bristol 1982)]

Lysias: I, VII, XII, XXIV

Menander: Dyscolos

Pindar: O. I-III, P. I & III, Is. I

Plato: Symposium

Plutarch: How to listen to poets

Sophocles: OT

Thucydides: II

Xenophon: Apology, Symposium

Latin

Archaic: Selected fragments [Accius Brutus; Andronicus Odusia; Caecilius Plocium; Cato De falsis pugnis; Ennius Ann . I, Andromache, Medea; Epitaphs of the Scipios; Salian & Arval Hymns; Lucilius virtus fr.; Lutatius Catulus epigrams, Naevius Bellum Poenicum, Tarentilla, Cum Metellis Altercatio; Pacuvius fortuna & profectio fr., Porcius Licinius epigrams, Valerius Aedituus epigrams, Volcacius Sedigitus iudicium comicorum fr.]

Apuleius: Cupid & Psyche

Catullus: 1-68

Caesar: Bellum Civile III

Cicero: In Catilinam I & III, Pro Caelio, Selected letters [3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 29, 45, 48, 51, 52, 63, 66, 70, 73 in Shackleton Bailey, Cicero: Select Letters (Cambridge 1980) = A1.2, A1.13, F14.2, A4.5, F5.12, F7.1, F7.5, F7.6, A5.1, F13.1, F15.1, F15.6, F9.18, F9.26, F7.26, F5.16, A13.52, A14.1, A15.11, A16.6].

Horace: Ars Poetica, Odes III

Juvenal: I, X.

Livy: I

Lucan: VII

Lucretius: III

Ovid: Metamorphoses I

Petronius: Cena

Plautus: Pseudolus

Propertius: I

Sallust: Catilina

Seneca: Letters 7, 24, 47, 56, 88, 90, 114, 122

‘Seneca’: Thyestes

Tacitus: Agricola

Terence: Eunuchus

Virgil: Aeneid VII-XII