If you have not previously studied either Ancient Greek or Latin at school or college, you spend a preliminary year learning one of the languages, combined with some study of classical literature; your course lasts four years.
The texts which you study comprise selections from the following:
for students taking Greek: Homer IIiad; Lysias 1 and 3; Euripides Bacchae.
for students taking Latin: Virgil, Aeneid; Seneca, Epistles; Catullus.
The qualifying examination consists of two written exams: Greek or Latin Language, and Greek or Latin Texts.
After the qualifying examination, you go on to study Classics and English Prelims as set out below.
Classics and English Prelims
During your first year (or your second year, if you are taking Course II), you continue to study the language and literature of your chosen Classical language. The texts that you study include selections from the following: