Course Structure: Honour School Examinations (Finals)

The following provides an example of courses typically available. It cannot be guaranteed that university lectures or classes or college teaching will be offered in all subjects in every academic year.

The examination structure for the Final Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages is as follows:
Eight compulsory subjects, one optional extra

1. Honour School of Modern Languages, paper I.
2. Honour School of Modern Languages, papers II A (i) and II B (i).
3. Honour School of Modern Languages, one paper chosen from Papers VI, VII or VIII.
4. Honour School of Modern Languages, one paper chosen from Papers IV, V, IX, X, XI or XII.

For details of Modern Languages courses please see the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages website 

5. Greek Literature of the fifth century BC OR Latin Literature of the first century BC [Honour School of Literae Humaniores, subject III.1 or III.2 (one three-hour paper plus one 90-minute translation paper)].


6,7. Classical Papers, two from the following, with no more than one from any grouping or from options ii - iv. In some cases certain other restrictions apply: please see Examination Regulations for the full details.

- Greek Literature of the 5th Century BC
- Latin Literature of the 1st Century BC
- Historiography
- Lyric Poetry
- Comedy
- Early Greek Hexameter Poetry
- Greek Tragedy
- Hellenistic Poetry
- Cicero
- Ovid
- Latin Didactic
- Neronian Literature
- Euripides, Orestes: papyri, manuscripts, text
- Seneca, Medea: manuscripts, text, interpretation
- The Conversion of Augustine
- Byzantine Literature
- The Latin Works of Petrarch
- Greek Historical Linguistics
- Latin Historical Linguistics
- Comparative Philology: Indo-European, Greek and Latin
- General Linguistics and Comparative Philology
- The Early Greek World and Herodotus' Histories: 650 to 479 BC
- Thucydides and the Greek World: 479 BC to 403 BC
- The End of the Peloponnesian War to the Death of Philip II of Macedon: 403 BC to 336 BC
- Polybius, Rome and the Mediterranean: 241 BC to 146 BC
- Republic in Crisis: 146 BC to 46 BC
- Rome, Italy and Empire from Caesar to Claudius: 46 BC to AD 54
- Athenian Democracy in the Classical Age
- Alexander the Great and his early Successors
- The Hellenistic World: societies and cultures, ca. 300 B.C. -100 B.C.
- Cicero: Politics and Thought in the Late Republic
- Politics, Society and Culture from Nero to Hadrian
- Religions in the Greek and Roman World from c.31 BC to AD 312
- Sexuality and Gender in Greece and Rome
- The Greeks and the Mediterranean World c.950 B.C. - 500 B.C.
- Greek Art and Archaeology from c.500 to 300 B.C.
- Art under the Roman Empire, AD 14-337
- Hellenistic Art and Archaeology, 330-30 BC
- Cities and Settlement under the Roman Empire
- Plato: Republic (in Greek)
- Plato: Theaetetus and Sophist (in Greek)
- Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics (in Greek)
- Aristotle: Physics (in Greek)
- Sextus Empiricus: Outlines of Pyrrhonism (in Greek)
- Latin Philosophy (in Latin)
- Modern Greek Poetry
- Thesis
- Second Classical Language

8. Eighth Paper, for your eighth subject you may offer one of the following:

- a further subject in Modern Languages
- a further subject in Classics, chosen from those listed under 6,7 above
- Ancient and French Classical Tragedy
- The Creative Reception of Greek Tragedy in German

9. Extra Paper, if you wish to offer an additional subject as an optional extra, you may offer any one of the following:

- A further subject in Modern Languages from those listed under 4 above.
- A further subject in Classics, chosen from nos (i) – (xxii) listed under 6,7 above.
- Except in French, an essay in the modern language, on one of a choice of literary and other subjects [Honour School of Modern Languages, paper III, all languages except French].
- Greek Prose Composition. (One passage of continuous English prose will be set for translation into Greek. This subject may not be offered by candidates who have satisfied the Moderators in Course IA or IC of Honour Moderations in Classics.)
- Latin Prose Composition. (One passage of continuous English prose will be set for translation into Latin. This subject may not be offered by candidates who have satisfied the Moderators in Course IA or IB of Honour Moderations in Classics).
- An extended essay on a topic in the modern language or combining the modern language and Classics (to be examined under the regulations for the Honour School of Modern Languages).
- A Special Thesis on a topic in Classics (to be examined under the regulations for the Honour School of Literae Humaniores)