Reading Lists

MA Greek Reading List

This list represents the minimum of reading in Greek literature the department wishes a MA candidate to have completed before taking the History of Greek Literature Examination. It is recommended that at least the selections in bold face be read in the original, since they are exemplary texts and represent the sort of passages chosen for the MA Greek Translation Examination. Passages on the Translation Examination need not be restricted to this list; however, if passages not on the list are selected, graders will take this fact into consideration. Further reading, in the original or in English, is always appropriate and encouraged.

Aeschylus – Oresteia
Apollonius of Rhodes – Arg. III
Aristophanes - Clouds, Frogs, Lysistrata, Knights
Aristotle – Poetics
Callimachus – Aetia I.1, Hymn to Apollo
Demosthenes - On the Crown (199-217, 256-67), On the Crown
Euripides – Medea, Bacchae, Hippolytus
Herodotus – I. (1-68 ), II, VI-IX
Hesiod – Theogony, Works and Days
Homer – Iliad (I, VI.237-529, XXII, XXIV) Odyssey (I, XIX), All
Lyric Poetry – Solon, Sappho (Selections in Campbell)
Lysias – XII
Pindar – Ol. 1, 6
Plato – Apology, Euthyphro, Phaedo, Symp., Rep.
Sophocles – Oedipus Tyrannus, Ajax, Antigone
Theocritus – Id. I
Thucydides – I.1-22, II.1-65, All

MA/MAT Latin Reading List

This list represents the minimum of reading in Latin literature the department wishes a MA/MAT candidate to have completed before taking the History of Latin Literature Examination. It is recommended that at least the selections in bold face type be read in the original, since they are exemplary texts and represent the sort of passages chosen for MA/MAT Latin Translation Examinations. Passages on the Translation Examinations need not be restricted to this list; however, if passages not on the list are selected, graders will take this fact into consideration. Further reading, in the original or in English, is always appropriate and encouraged.

Addendum for MAT Candidates: Candidates for the MAT must complete as part of their Latin reading for the degree any passages or poems listed for the current year’s AP Latin courses. The current year’s AP reading can be found on the College Board Advanced Placement Program Web site. In cases where the AP reading constitutes a significant increase in the total amount of Latin required for the degree, candidates may present the MAT Coordinator in the Classical Studies Department with documentation of the increase (i.e., the increase in number of lines or pages in a particular author) and propose substitutions. Final approval of any changes to the reading list lies with the MAT Coordinator in the Department of Classical Studies.

Caesar – Bellum Gallicum (I.30-53, VI.11-28), All
Catullus – Carm. 1-5, 7-8, 10-11, 13, 46, 49, 51, 64, 72, 76, 83. 85, 93, 101, All
Cicero – Pro Arch., In Cat. I, III, Som. Scip., In Cat. II, IV, De Amicitia
Horace – Odes (I.1, 4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 27, 37, 38, II.14, 18, III.4, 13, 26, 30), Epodes 7, 13, 16, Odes, Ars Poetica
Juvena – All
Livy – AUC proem, I, XXI, AUC II-VI, XXII, XXX
Lucretius – I, III, V (prefaces), I, III, V
Ovid – Metamorphoses (I. 253-415, IV. 55-166, VI.1-145, VIII.183-235, X.1-63, XIV.101-153, XV.745-879), Amores I. 1,6,9 III. 1, 15, Metamorphoses, Fasti I, Amores I
Petronius – Cena Trimalchionis
Plautus – Miles Gloriosus, Amphitryo
Sallust – Bellum Catilinae
Suetonius – Lives of Caesar and Augustus
Tacitus – Annals (I), Annals, Agricola
Terence – Adelphi, Eunuchus
Vergil – Aeneid (I, II, IV); Eclogues (1, 4, 6), Aeneid, Eclogues, Georgics I, II

PhD History of Greek Literature Reading List (for students entering prior to Fall 2013)

This list represents the minimum of reading in Greek literature the department wishes a PhD candidate to have completed before taking the History of Greek Literature Examination. It is recommended that at least the selections in bold face type be read in the original, since they are exemplary texts and represent the sort of passages that will be chosen for the PhD Greek Translation Examination. Passages on the Translation Examination need not be restricted to this list; however, if passages not on the list are selected, graders will take this fact into consideration. Further reading, in the original or in English, is always appropriate and encouraged.

Aeschines – Against Timarchus
Aeschylus – Agamemnon, All
Andocides – On the Mysteries
Apollonius of Rhodius – Argonautica (III), All
Aristophanes – Clouds, Frogs, All
Aristotle – Nic. Eth. (I), II-IV, X, Poetics, Metaph. I, Ath. Pol., Pol. I-II
Bacchylides – 3, 5, 16
Callimachus – Aetia 1.1; Hymn to Apollo [and see under Greek Anthology, below]
Demosthenes – On the Crown (1-11, 196-288), Against Neaera, Philippics I, III, On the Crown
Euripides – Bacchae, Medea, Alc., Cyclops, El., H.F., Hipp., Ion, I.T., Suppl., Tro.
Greek Anthology – Asclepiades, Callimachus, Meleager (in Gow and Page, Anthologia Palatina)
Herodotus – I.1-68, V.30-96, VI.94-131, VII.1-19, VII.201-239, All
Hesiod – Theog., Works and Days (1-212), Works and Days
Homer – Iliad (I-II, VI, IX, XVI, XVIII, XXII, XXIV), Odyssey (I, V, IX, XI, XIX, XXI, XXIII), All
Homeric Hymns – Demeter, Apollo, Hermes, Aphrodite
Isocrates – Panegyricus (1-56), Antidosis, Against the Sophists Helen, Busiris, Panegyricus
Longus – Daphnis and Chloe (IV), Daphnis and Chloe
Lucian – Dialogues of the Dead, Gods, True History, Lucius or The Ass
Lyric Poetry – Selections in Campbell: Archilochus, Semonides VII, Alcman I, Solon, Sappho, Alcaeus, Anacreon, Simonides, Cologne Payrus #7511 (in West, Delectus ex Iambis et Elegis Graecis #196a)
Lysias - I, VII, XII, XVI, XXII, XXIV, XXXIII
Menander – Dyscolus, Epitr.
New Testament – Mark, John
Pindar – Ol. 1, 2, 6, 7, Pyth. 3, 4, 9, Nem. 5
Plato – Apol., Symp. (189d-212b), Gorg. (481c-486d), Rep. (I, VI 507a-VII 517c), Crito, Euthyphr., Phaedo,Phaedr., Rep., Symp.
Plutarch – Alexander, Perikles, Caesar
Presocratics – Selections in Kirk and Raven
Sophocles – Ajax, Ant., OT, All
Theocritus – Id. 1, 2, 5, 9, 13, All
Thucydides – I.1-II.65, III.1-50, V.84-116, VII.55-87, All
Xenophon – Mem. I, Anab. I, Symp., HG I, [Ath. Pol.]

PhD History of Greek Literature Reading List (for students entering in Fall 2013 and later)

This list represents the categories, authors, and texts that the Department considers central to the discipline and expects PhD candidates to control as professional classicists. Candidates should read everything on the list before taking the History of Literature examinations. Further reading, in the original or in English, is always appropriate and strongly encouraged. While the History of Literature examinations expect familiarity with the categories, authors, and works on the list, they are not confined to them and assume supplementary reading in standard histories of Greek and Latin literature.

This list applies for graduate students entering in fall 2013 and later.

Archaic Epos
Homer – Iliad and Odyssey
Hesiod – Theogony, Works and Days
Homeric – Hymns Demeter, Apollo, Hermes, Aphrodite

Archaic Lyric, as in West IEG, Page LGS (OCT) and SLG (1974)
Archilochus including Cologne Papyrus #7511 (in West, Delectus ex Iambis et Elegis Graecis #196a)
Callinus
Tyrtaeus
Semonides
Alcman
Mimnermus
Solon
Stesichorus including “The Lille Stesichorus” (in West, SSLG, Davies, PMGF, Campbell, Loeb)
Sappho
Alcaeus
Ibycus
Anacreon
Xenophanes
Phocylides
Demodocus
Theognis 1-254, 341-54, 667-82
Hipponax
Simonides
Scolia
(ed. Campbell 1976)

Epinician Lyric
Bacchylides 3, 5, 16, 17
Pindar

Presocratics (B fragments in D-K6 unless otherwise indicated)
Thales A12-14
Anaximander 1
Xenophanes (as above)
Heraclitus 1, 2, 10, 12, 30-1, 40, 45, 48, 50, 51, 54-5, 57, 60-2, 67, 80, 88, 90-1, 93, 102, 107, 111, 113-5, 123, 125
Parmenides 1-9
Empedocles (Inwood, Poems of E., rev. ed.) 1-28, 38, 61-2, 64, 66-7, 106
Anaxagoras 1-12
Protagoras 1-4
Gorgias – Helen

Tragedy
Aeschylus
Sophocles
Euripides – Alc., Ba., El., HF, Hipp. Ion, I.T., Medea, Suppl., Tro., Cyclops

Comedy
Aristophanes
Menander – Dyscolus

Historical Texts
Herodotus
Thucydides
Xenophon – Hellenica 1 and 2, [Ath. Pol.]
Aristotle – Ath. Pol.
Polybius 1, 2, 6

Oratorical Texts
Antiphon – Murder of Herodes
Andocides – On the Mysteries
Lysias – 1, 2, 12, 22
Demosthenes – On the Crown, Against Neaera, Philippics 1 and 3
Aeschines – Against Ctesiphon
Isocrates-  Panegyricus, Antidosis, Against the Sophists, Helen, Busiris

Socratic Philosophy
Plato – Apol., Phaedo, Smp., Phaedr., Rep.
Xenophon – Apol., Smp., Mem. 1
Aristotle – Poetics, N.Eth, Pol. 1, Metaph. 1

Hellenistic Poetry
Theocritus
Callimachus – Hymns (Zeus, Apollo) and Epigram 28 as in Pfeiffer, Aetia and Epigrams as in Hopkinson’s anthology (CUP)
Apollonius of Rhodes
Epigrams as in Hopkinson’s anthology (CUP)

Imperial
[Longinus] – On the Sublime
Longus – Daphnis and Chloe
Lucian – Menippus, True History, Lucius or the Ass, Dialogues of the Dead
New Testament, Mark
Plutarch – Pericles, Demosthenes, Alexander, Anthony, Mor. 14d-37b (Listening to Poets), and Cicero (in part to compare parallel lives)
Libanius – Oration 13
Eunapius – Lives of the Sophists

PhD History of Latin Literature Reading List (for students entering prior to Fall 2013)

This list represents the minimum of reading in Latin literature the department wishes a PhD candidate to have completed before taking the History of Latin Literature Examination. It is recommended that at least the selections in bold face type be read in the original, since they are exemplary texts and represent the sort of passages that will be chosen for the PhD Latin Translation Examination. Passages on the Translation Examination need not be restricted to this list; however, if passages not on the list are selected, graders will take this fact into consideration. Further reading, in the original or in English, is always appropriate and encouraged.

Apuleius – Metamorphoses (XI), Metamorphoses
Augustine – Confessions
Caesar – Bellum Gallicum (I.30-53, VI.11-28), Bellum Civile (I.1-23, III.86-99), Bellum Gallicum, Bellum Civile
Cato – De Agri Cultura
Catullus – 1-5, 7-8, 10-11, 13-14, 17, 29, 31, 34, 38, 43-46, 49, 51, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 70, 72-76, 79, 82-87, 92-93, 95, 101-2, 104-5, 107, 109, All
Cicero – Pro Archia: Cat. I-IV, Phil. II 1-50, Phil. II, Pro Mil., Pro Mur., Pro Lig., Pro Caelio, De Oratore I and II, De Republica, Letters (Stockton: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 29, 31), De Amic. , Somnium Scipionis
Ennius – Annales
Horace – Od. (I-III), Epodes (7, 13, 16), Ep. (I.6. II.1), Sat. (I.1, I.4, II.6), Ars poetica, All
Jerome – Epistle 22.29-32 (Hilberg)
Juvenal – Satires (I, X), All
Livy – I, II-VI, XXI-XXII, XXX
Lucan – BC (I), All
Lucretius – DRN (I, III, VI.1138-1286, and prefaces to II, IV, V, VI), All
Martial – Epigr. I.1-4, 13, 15, 32, 42, 61, 70, 88, 107, 109, II.1, 66, 90, III.2, 4, 38, IV.8, 14, 44, 49, V.8, 24, 37, 56, 69, 74, VII.3, 17, 21, 63, 88, 99, VIII.3, 55, 73, IX.11, 26, 68, X.2, 20, 25, 35, XI.3, 5, 48, XII.67
Ovid – Metamorphoses (I, IV.55-166, VI.1-145, 424-674, VIII.183-235, X.1-63, 298-502, XIV.101-153, XV.745-879), Metamorphoses, Fasti, Tristia II, Amores (I.1, 2, 5-7, 9, 13-15, III.1, 9, 15), Ars Amatoria (I.1-40, III.1-100), Fasti I
Petronius – Satyrica (Cena Trimalchionis), All
Plautus – Amphitruo, Miles Gloriosus, Aulularia, Captivi, Menaechmi, Rudens
Pliny Younger – Ep. I.1, 5-6, 9, 12-15, 18-19, 23-4, II.1, 6, 14, 20, III.12, 16, 21, IV.2, 7, VI.2, 10, 16, 20, VII.19, 27, IX.19, X.1-2, 51, 65-6, 74, 88-9, 96-7
Propertius – Elegies (I, IV), All
Quintilian – I.O. X
Sallust – Bellum Catilinae, All
Seneca – Troades, Ep. 5, Oedipus, Octavia, Thyestes, Apocolocyntosis
Suetonius – Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula
Tacitus – Ann. (I, XIV), Agricola, Germania, All
Terence – Adelphi, Andria, Eunuchus
Tibullus – Elegies (1.1, 7, 10, 2.1, 4), All
Vergil – Ecl. (1, 4, 6, 10), Georg. (I, IV), Aen. (I, II, IV, VI, VIII, X, XII), All

PhD History of Latin Literature Reading List (for students entering in Fall 2013 and later)

This list represents the categories, authors, and texts that the Department considers central to the discipline and expects PhD candidates to control as professional classicists. Candidates should read everything on the list before taking the History of Literature examinations. Further reading, in the original or in English, is always appropriate and strongly encouraged. While the History of Literature examinations expect familiarity with the categories, authors, and works on the list, they are not confined to them and assume supplementary reading in standard histories of Greek and Latin literature.

This list applies for graduate students entering in fall 2013 and later.

Early Poetry and Drama
Ennius – Annales, longer fragments
Plautus – Rudens, Menaechmi, Miles Gloriosus, Pseudolus, Amphitruo, Aulularia
Terence – Adelphoe, Andria, Phormio
Lucilius – longer fragments (Loeb ROL vol. 3)

Early Prose
XII Tables 1, 3, 46, 8, 10 (Loeb ROL vol.1)
Cato – De Agri Cultura, Origines 1, 9-12, 18, 71, 77, 83, 95 (Peter)
Gracchus – frr. 16-22, 26-8, 39-44, 47-61 (Malcovati)

Cicero
Cicero – Pro Archia, In Catilinam 1-3, Phil. 2, Pro Milone, Pro Caelio, Pro Lege Manilia, Letters (Shackleton Bailey Select 1980), Philippics 1-2, Verrines ???, De Oratore, Brutus, De Legibus, De Re Publica

Historical Writing
Cato – as above
Caesar – BG, BC
Sallust – Catilina, Iugurtha
Livy – 1, 2-10, 21-2, 30
Tacitus – Ann., Agricola, Histories
Suetonius – Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula
Ammianus Marcellinus – 14, 15-18

Republican Poetry
Lucretius
Catullus

Augustan Poetry
Virgil
Horace – Odes, Ep. 1.6, 2.1, Sat. 1, Ars poetica
Tibullus – El. 1.1, 7, 10, 2.1, 4
Propertius -  1, 4
Ovid – Metamorphoses, Amores, Ars Amatoria 1, 3, Tristia II, Fasti

Neronian Literature
Seneca – Medea, Phaedra, Thyestes, Apocolocyntosis, De Ira, De Clementia, Ep. 7, 12, 47, 51, 56, 86, 114, 122
Lucan
Petronius Cena

Satire
Lucilius and Horace (as above)
Persius – prologue and 1
Juvenal

Flavian and Antonine Literature
Martial – Spect. 1-2, 9(7), 20(17), Epigr. preface, Bk. 1.1-4, 9-10, 12-3, 15-6, 20, 29, 32, Bk. 2, Epist. 8.55, 73, 9, 10.1-2, 12.57, 94, 13.3, 14.2
Statius
Quintilian – 1 and 10
Pliny the Younger – Ep. 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, 10.96-7
Apuleius – Metamorphoses, Apology

Later Imperial
Ausonius – Mosella
Symmachus – Laudatio 2 (ed. Seeck)
Prudentius – preface, Psychomachia 1-309
Julian – Misopogon
Jerome – Vulgate: Mark; Epistle 22
Augustine – Confessions 1

PhD Greek Translation Reading List

The translation examination tests the candidate’s ability to read representative texts from the following authors.

Aeschylus – Agamemnon 1-263 (11 OCT)
Eumenides 566-1047 (17 OCT) [28 0CT]
Apollonius of Rhodius – Argonautica i.1-39; iii.1-489 [24 OCT]
Aristophanes –Frogs 738-1533 [24 OCT]
Aristotle – Nic. Eth. I.1-5 [c. 6 OCT]
Bacchylides – 5 [c. 5 OCT]
Callimachus – Aetia 1.1; Hymn to Zeus (Hopkinson’s Hellenistic Anthology G&Y) (105 ll) [c. 5 OCT]
Demosthenes – On the Crown 1-11, 196-210, 256-69 [11 OCT]
Euripides – Medea 410- 1080) [26 OCT]
Greek Anthology – Asclepiades, Callimachus, Meleager (in Gow and Page, Anthologia Palatina) AP 5.6, 64, 152, 169, 177; 6.301, 351; 7.80, 182, 196, 217, 318b, 417, 451, 453, 476; 12.132b, 134
 [5 OCT]
Herodotus – I.1-68, VII.1-19 [51 OCT]
Hesiod – Theogony 1-236; Works and Days 1-212 [21 OCT]
Homer – Iliad IX [25 OCT]; Odyssey XIX, XXIII.1-296 [31 OCT] [56 OCT]
Homeric Hymns – Demeter [17 0CT]
Isocrates – Panegyricus 1-56 [c.12 OCT]
Longus – Daphnis and Chloe I. prologue, 1-6; II.1-8, 32-38; III.15-19; IV.1-6, 37-40 [12 OCT]
Lyric Poetry – Selections in Campbell: Archilochus, Semonides VII, Alcman I, Solon, Sappho, Alcaeus, Cologne Payrus #7511 (in West, Delectus ex Iambis et Elegis Graecis #196a), “The Lille Stesichoros” (in West, SSLG, Davies, PMGF, Campbell, Loeb) 
 [c. 47 OCT]
Lysias – XII.1-47 [11 OCT]
Menander – Dysc 1-80, 666-757; Epitr. 42-418 [14 OCT]
Pindar – Ol. 1, 2, 7; P. 3 [21 OCT]
Plato – Apol. [34 OCT]
Sophocles – OT 151-910 [26 OCT]
Theocritus – Id. 1, 7, 13 [14 OCT]
Thucydides – I.1-23, 66-88, and 139-44; II.65; V.84-116; VI.1-32; VII.70-87 [c 50 OCT]
Xenophon – Apology [c.7 OCT]

AUTHORS CUT: Aeschines, Andocides, Lucian, New Testament, Plutarch, Presocratics

VERSE: Total 343 OCT

PROSE: Total 194 OCT

GRAND TOTAL 537 OCT

PhD Latin Translation Reading List

The translation examination tests the candidate’s ability to read representative texts from the following authors.

Apuleius – Metamorphoses I.1-10; IV.28-35 [c.15 OCT]
Caesar – BG I.1, 30-50; BC I.1-9 [22 OCT]
Catullus – 1-22, 50, 63, 64, 70, 76, 85, 101 [40 OCT]
Cicero – Pro Archia 1-2, 12-32; In Catilinam I, III; Pro Caelio 33-40, 77-80; Somnium Scipionis = De Re Pub. 6.9-17; De Amicitia 1-15; Ep. ad Atticum I.14; Ep. ad Fam. V.12, 14. [c 50 OCT]
Horace – Odes I.1, 4, 9, 11, 14, 22, 37 II. 14 III.1, 13, 30 IV. 7 Sat. I.4, 9 [33 OCT]
Juvenal – Satires I.3 [12 OCT]
Livy – AUC I. prologue, 1-7, 25-26, 29; V.51-54; XI.1-4; XXI.1-4 [26 OCT]
Lucan – Bellum Civile II.1-233 (with Fanthams’ Green and Yellow) [8 OCT]
Lucretius – De Rerum Natura I.1-101; II.1-88, III.1-30; IV.1-25; V.1-54; VI.1-42 [12 OCT]
Martial – Epigr. II.8, 9, 91, 92 III.2 IV.30 VIII.55 X.4, 5, 47 XII.18 (with Watsons’ G&Y) [5 OCT]
Ovid – Met. I.1-150, 452-567 (11 OCT) IV.55-166, VI.1-145, VIII.183-235, XIV.101-153, XV.745-879; Ars Amar I.1-100; Amores I.1, 5, 9; III.1, 9; Fasti I.1-62, IV.1-132 [53 OCT]
Petronius – Satyrica 28-46 [c. 16 OCT]
Plautus – Miles Gloriosus 1-410 [c.15 OCT]
Pliny Minor – Epistulae VI.16 and X.96-7 [6 OCT]
Propertius – Elegies I.1, 2, 3 IV.1, 7; Tibullus I.1, 10 20; Sulpicia (= Corp. Tib. 13-18) [20 OCT]
Sallust – Bellum Catilinae 1-16, 51-61 [c. 24 OCT]
Seneca – Thyestes 1-622 (with Tarrant’s comm.) (21 OCT); Ep. 18, 47, 61, 114 (20 OCT) [41 OCT]
Statius – Silvae 2.2, 2.5 (with Newland’s G&Y) [5 OCT]
Suetonius – Augustus 1-9, 97-99 [7 OCT]
Tacitus – Annales I.1-15; XIV.29-39; XV.33-70; XVI. 33-35; Agricola 1-4, 19, 29-34, 42-46 [53 OCT]
Terence – Adelphoe 1-208, 288-354, 855-881 [14 OCT]
Tibullus -  (20 OCT pp with Propertius)
Vergil – Ecl 1; Georg. I.1-70, IV.315-418; Aeneid I, VI [60 OCT]

AUTHORS CUT: Augustine, Cato, Ennius, Jerome, Quintilian, Statius

VERSE: Total 305 OCT

PROSE: Total 239 OCT

GRAND TOTAL 544 OCT