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FORM AND CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS: NOTICES

Notices by Faculty Boards, or other bodies concerned, of changes to the form and conduct of certain examinations to be held in 2001, by comparison with those examinations in 2000, are published below. Complete details of the form and conduct of all examinations are available from the Faculties or Departments concerned.

Preliminary examination for Part I of the Classical Tripos, 2001: Notice

The Faculty Board of Classics give notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2001, the form of the examination for the Preliminary Examination for Part I of the Classical Tripos will be changed, as follows:

Paper 1. Greek translation.

Paper 2. Alternative Greek translation.

Paper 3. Latin translation.

The regulations for these papers are unchanged. For the examination in 2001 the schedule of texts is as follows:

Paper 1: Lysias 1; Xenophon Apology of Socrates; Homer, Odyssey 9 and 10; Herodotus 3.27-88; Plato, Ion; Euripides, Hippolytus. All passages set in section (b) (unseen translation) will be taken from the authors of these texts.

Paper 2: Lysias 1; Homer, Odyssey 9.105-end; Plato, Ion; Euripides, Hippolytus. All passages set in section (b) (unseen translation) will be taken from the authors of these texts or from Xenophon.

Paper 3: Virgil, Aeneid 9; Cicero, In Catilinam 1 and 2; Ovid, Amores 2; Tacitus, Annals 4; Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 1. All passages set in section (b) (unseen translation) will be taken from the authors of these texts.

Paper 4. Alternative Latin translation.

This paper will be divided into two sections. Section (a) will contain three passages of Latin, each taken from books on a schedule of texts prescribed from time to time by the Faculty Board. Section (b) will contain two passages of Latin for unseen translation.

For the examination in 2001 the schedule is as follows: Virgil, Aeneid 9.176-502; Cicero, In Catilinam 1; Ovid, Amores 2; Tacitus, Annals 4.1-3, 32-3, 37-75. All passages set in section (b) (unseen translation) will be taken from the authors of these texts.

Paper 5. Greek and Latin texts.

This paper will contain questions on works contained in the schedules of Greek and Latin texts prescribed for Papers 1 to 4. The paper will be divided into two sections. Section (a) will contain two questions on linguistic structures in one passage of Greek prose and one of Latin respectively, each taken from works selected for this purpose by the Faculty Board from the schedule of texts prescribed for Papers 1 to 4. In Section (b) four analysis and appreciation questions will be set on passages in Greek prose, Greek verse, Latin prose, and Latin verse respectively, including one question relating to one of the Greek books prescribed for Section (a) of Paper 2 and one relating to one of the Latin books prescribed for Section (a) of Paper 4. Candidates will be required to answer four questions, both questions from Section (a) and two from Section (b).

For the examination in 2001 the designated works for section (a) are Lysias 1 and Cicero, In Catilinam 1.

Paper 6. Classical questions.

This paper will be divided into five sections:

(a) Greek and Latin literature;
(b) Greek and Roman philosophy and theology;
(c) Greek and Roman history from c. 800 BC to AD 337;
(d) Greek and Roman art and archaeology;
(e) Classical philology and linguistics.

Candidates will be required to answer four questions, chosen from at least two of Sections (a)-(e).

Paper 7. Greek prose and verse composition.

Paper 8. Latin prose and verse composition.

The regulations for these papers (formerly Papers 5 and 6) are unchanged. For the examination in 2001 designated authors are:

Paper 7: Lysias and Plato

Paper 8: Cicero (speeches) and the younger Seneca (letters and dialogues)


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Cambridge University Reporter, 29 November 2000
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