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Classical Tripos, 2006: Prescribed subjects and books

The Faculty Board of Classics give notice that the following subjects and books have been prescribed for the Classical Tripos, Part IA and Part IB, 2006 (New Regulations, Statutes and Ordinances, p. 259):

Part Ia

Passages to be set from the following schedule:

Paper 1. Lysias 1 and 3; Homer, Odyssey 9 and 10; Herodotus 3.27-88; Plato, Ion; Euripides, Hippolytus.
Paper 2. Lysias 1; Homer, Odyssey 9.105-end; Plato, Ion; Euripides, Hippolytus.
Paper 3. Virgil, Aeneid 9; Cicero, In Catilinam 1 and 2; Ovid, Amores 2; Tacitus, Annals 4.1-38, 62-75; Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 1.1-510, 635-950.
Paper 4. Virgil, Aeneid 9.176-502; Cicero, In Catilinam 1; Ovid, Amores 2; Tacitus, Annals 4.1-3, 32-3, 37-75.

Designated books for Paper 5, Section (a): Lysias 1 and Cicero, In Catilinam 1.

For Paper 1 candidates. Lysias 3.
For Paper 2 candidates. Lysias 1.

Designated authors:
Paper 7. Lysias and Plato.
Paper 8. Cicero (speeches) and the younger Seneca (letters and dialogues).

Part Ib

Paper 5. Greek literature

Topic 1. The Iliad and responses to it.

Schedule A: (1) Iliad 1, 3, 6 (2) Iliad 21, 24 (3) Iliad 9, 18.

Schedule B: Odyssey 11; Sophocles, Ajax; Euripides, Troades; Plato, Laches; Thucydides 2.1-65.

Topic 2. The House of Atreus

Schedule A: (1) Sophocles, Electra (2) Euripides, Electra (3) Aeschylus, Agamemnon.

Schedule B: Aeschylus, Choephoroi; Aeschylus, Eumenides; Euripides, Iphigeneia among the Taurians; Euripides, Orestes; Euripides, Iphigeneia at Aulis.

Topic 3. The Second Sophistic

Schedule A: (1) Achilles Tatius Books 1, 2 (2) Lucian Somnium, Vera Historia A, Imagines (3) Dio Euboicus, Plutarch Conjugalia Praecepta.

Schedule B: Achilles Tatius 3-8, Lucian Pro Imaginibus, Vera Historia B, Plutarch Demetrius and Anthony, Philostratus Lives of the Sophists, Alciphron Letters of Prostitutes.

Topic 4. Mythical Narratives

Schedule A: (1) Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus (2) Homeric Hymn to Demeter (3) Bacchylides 3, 5, 17 and 18.

Schedule B: Pindar Olimpians 1, 6, and 7; Pindar Pythian 3 and Nemean 10; Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite and Plato's Symposium 189-193 (myth of Aphrophanes); Callimachus Hymn 5 and 6.

Paper 6. Latin literature

Topic 1. Roman love elegy

Schedule A: (1) Propertius 1 (2) Tibullus 1 (3) Ovid, Amores 1.

Schedule B: Catullus 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 36, 37, 51, 58, 68, 70, 72, 75, 76, 79, 85, 87, 92, 104, 107, 109; Horace, Epodes 11, 14, 15; Horace, Odes 1.33; 2.9; 3.10; Propertius 2, 3; Tibullus 2; Ovid, Amores 3; Ovid, Ars Amatoria 1; Ovid, Remedia Amoris.

Topic 2. The countryside in Roman urbanity

Schedule A: (1) Virgil, Eclogues, Virgil, Georgics 4.116-48; (2) Horace, Satires 1.8, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6; Horace, Epode 2; Horace, Odes 2.15, 3.13, 18, 23; Horace, Epistles 1.10, 14, 16; (3) Statius Silvae 1.3, 1.5, 2.2, 2.3, 4.5; Ps.-Virgil, Moretum.

Schedule B: Varro, De re rustica 3; Ovid, Medicamina; Grattius, Cynegetica; Seneca, Epistles 86; Columella, De re rustica 10; Pliny, Natural Histories 19; Ps.-Virgil, Copa; Pliny Letters 1.6, 2.17, 3.19, 5.6, 9.36.

Topic 3. The Neronian Period. Spectacles of power and the inner self

Schedule A: (1) Lucan 8 (2) Seneca, Thyestes (3) Petronius, Cena Trimalchionis.

Schedule B: Lucan 9; Persius 1, 5, 6; Calpurnius Siculus 1, 4, 7; Seneca, Epistles (as in Costa); Seneca, Medea; Suetonius, Nero; Tacitus, Annals 15.

Topic 4. Roman Letters

Schedule A: (1) Cicero Select Letters (as in D. R. Shackelton Bailey): 3, 7, 9, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 29, 34, 35, 38, 44, 45, 48, 52, 53, 59, 63, 67, 76 (2) Catullus 68. 1-40; Horcae Epistles 1.3, 1.5, 1.9, 1.12; Ovid, Epistulae ex Ponto 4.11, Tristia 5.13, Heroides 1 (3) Pliny, Epistles Book 1.

Schedule B: Seneca, Epistles 5, 11, 15, 18, 28, 43, 53, 63, 77, 80, 84, 87, 107; A selection of letters by or in Aurelius Archelaus, Marcus Aurelius, Catiline, Fronto, Jerome, Petronius, Plautus, Pliny, Claudia Severa, Claudius Terentianus and Julius Victor (Letters 5, 9, 16, 17, 22, 26, 30, 42, 50, 52, 53, 69, 71, 75 in Michael Trapp's Greek and Roman Letters); Cicero, ad. Fam. 16; Ovid Heroides 16-17.

Paper 8. Greek and Roman philosophy

Plato, Republic 473c11-535a1.

Paper 11. Translation from English into Greek prose and verse

Designated authors: Lysias and Plato.

Paper 12. Translation from English into Latin prose and verse

Designated authors: Cicero (speeches) and the younger Seneca (letters and dialogues).

Part II

GROUP A (LITERATURE)

Paper A1. A prescribed Greek author or authors, and a prescribed Latin author or authors

Homer, Odyssey, and/or Virgil, Aeneid.

Paper A2. Prescribed Greek texts

Apollo and Dionysus in Greek Literature.

Paper A3. Prescribed Latin texts

Apuleius, Metamorphoses.

Paper A4. Greek and Latin textual criticism and transmission of texts

Sophocles, Antigone 1-581; Catullus 1-3, 27-45, 62-3.

GROUP B (PHILOSOPHY)

Paper B1. Plato

Plato, Phaedo.

Paper B2. Aristotle

Aristotle's moral and political thought.

Paper B3. A prescribed subject or period in Greek and Roman philosophy

Accident or Design?

GROUP C (HISTORY)

Paper C1. A prescribed period or subject of Greek history

The Greeks and the supernatural: magic, oracles, and religion in archaic and classical Greece.

Paper C2. A prescribed period or subject of Roman history

A history of Roman Britain.

Paper C3. A prescribed subject taken from ancient history

Rome and the Greek East from Pyrrhus to Sulla.

Paper C4. A subject in ancient history or medieval European history

Transformation of the Roman world.

GROUP D (ARCHAEOLOGY)

Paper D1. Aegean prehistory

Paper D2. A topic within classical archaeology and/or art

Mediterranean landscapes (Italy, 800 BC - AD 500).

Paper D3. A topic within classical archaeology and/or art

The classical body.

Paper D4. A topic within classical archaeology and/or art

The archaeology of Roman urbanism.

Group E (Language)

Paper E2. The Greek language: Greek from Mycenae to Homer

Prescribed texts will be photocopied and distributed to the class.

Paper E3. The Latin language: The origins and early history of Latin

Prescribed texts will be photocopied and distributed to the class.

GROUP X

Paper X1. A subject specified by the Faculty Board from time to time

Death.

Paper X2. A subject specified by the Faculty Board from time to time

Sexual ethics in Greco-Roman Antiquity.

Group O

Paper O1. Introduction to linguistic theory (Paper Li.1 of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos).

Paper O2. Greek literature, thought, and history, since 1900 (Paper Gr. 6 of Part II of the Modern and Medieval

Languages Tripos).

Paper O3. Tragedy (Paper 2 of Part II of the English Tripos).

Paper O4. History and theory of literary criticism (Paper 9 of Part II of the English Tripos).

Paper O5. Metaphysics and the philosophy of mind (Paper 1 of Part IB of the Philosophy Tripos).

Paper O6. History of political thought to c.1700 (Paper 19 of Part I of the Historical Tripos).

Paper O7. Introduction to Neo-Latin literature, 1350-1700 (Paper NL 1 of the Modern and Medieval Languages

Tripos).

Paper O8. Judaism and Hellenism (Paper D2(d), Theological and Religious Studies Tripos).

Paper O9. Early medieval literature and its contexts (Paper 8 of Part I of the English Tripos).

Paper O10. The Romance languages (Paper CS 1 of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos).

Paper O11. Classical traditions in the sciences (Paper 1 in History and Philosophy of Science of Part II of the

Natural Sciences Tripos).

Paper O12. The practice of archaeology I (Paper A2 in Archaeology of Part IIA of the Archaeological and

Anthropological Tripos).


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