First Public Examination: Honour Moderations in Classics

classical texts

Course Structure:

Greek Literature 

(those studying Latin only will read these texts in translation

1. Homer, Odyssey (selection)

2. Euripides, Bacchae

3. Aristophanes, Lysistrata

4. Lucian, True Histories (selection)

Latin Literature

(those studying Greek only will read these texts in translation)

1. Terence, Adelphoe and Plautus, Menaechmi

2. Catullus

3. Ovid, Metamorphoses (selection)

4. Seneca, Letters and Tacitus, Annals (selection)


Choose from:

Plato, Euthyphro and Meno

Cicero, De Finibus I

Introduction to Logic




Choose from:

Athenian Revolutions, 411-403 BC

Greeks and Persians

People and Politics in the Roman Republic 58-52BC

Roman Imperialism in Gaul and Britain

Pots and Pictures: The Painted World of Greek Ceramics, 800-300 BC

Archaeologies of Athens: Living in a Greek Mega-city (550-300 BC)

Rome: A World City

Life and Death on the Bay of Naples

Historical Linguistics and Comparative Philology

Language Work  


Further detail about the content of these courses will be available shortly.

Please note that changes may be made to course syllabuses from year to year, and that not all papers may be available in any given year.