Reading Lists for Graduate Examinations

Latin: to be read for the Latin translation exam (click here to download in PDF format)
Ammianus Marcellinus, any one book
Apuleius, Met. 1 or “Cupid & Psyche” (Kenney)
Augustine, Confessions 1
Caesar, any one book from De Bello Gallico or De Bello Civili
Cato, Rhodian Oration
Catullus, all
Cicero, Pro CaelioCatil. 1 & 3, Selected Letters (ed. S-B); one of De Oratore I, De Officiis I, or De Re Publica (Zetzel). 
Claudian, De Raptu ProserpinaePraef. & book 1
Ennius, Annales
Horace, OdesSatires 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.10; 2.6; Epistles 1
Jerome, Letter 22
Juvenal, Satires 1 & 3
Livy, book 1 & one other book
Lucan, Pharsalia book 2 or 7
Lucretius, De Rerum Natura  1.1-482, 921-50; 2.1-380; 3.830-1094; 4.1037-1287; 5.783-1457; 6.1138-1286
Martial, one book of Epigrams
Ovid, Amores 1; Met. 1, 15.475-879; Tristia 1.1, 4.10
Persius, Preface & Sat. 1
Petronius, Cena Trimalchionis
Plautus, Miles or Menaechmi
Pliny the Younger, Letters (S-W ed.)
Propertius, 1, 3.1-5, 4.1 & 7
Sallust, Catiline
Seneca the Elder, Prefaces to Controversiae
Seneca the Younger, ThyestesEpist.Mor. 7, 47, 51, 114; one of De Ira 1 OR De Clem. 1 OR De Tranq. 
Statius, one book of Thebaid OR Achilleid 1; Silvae 1.1, 2.7, 4.2, 4.3
Tacitus, Annals 1 or 4; Histories 1 or 2; Dialogus 1-13, 36-42    
Terence, Eunuchus or Adelphi    
Tibullus, 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.10    
Vergil, EcloguesGeorgics 1 or 4; 3.1-48; Aeneid

Greek: to be read for the Greek translation exam (click here to download in PDF format)
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
Andocides, On the Mysteries (ed. MacDowell)
Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 3 (ed. Hunter)
Aristophanes, Frogs, Clouds
Aristotle, Poetics and either Nicomachean Ethics 1 or Politics 1
Basilius, Pros Tous Neous
Callimachus, Hymns 2 and 6; Aetia fr. 1-2, 67-75 Pf. (in Hopkinson); epigrams 2 Gow-Page (28 Pfeiffer), 14 (5), 29 (21), 30 (35), 34 (2),35 (11), 46 (19), 54 (1),56 (21), 58 (8)
Demosthenes, one Philippic 
Epigrams, 40 epigrams in addition to Callimachus (selection from Sens, forthcoming)
Euripides, Bacchae and one other play; in English 5 more plays
Gorgias, Helen
Herodas, one mime
Herodotus, book 1 AND either 7, 8, or 9 
Hesiod, Theogony OR Works and Days
Hippocratic corpus, On the Sacred Disease
Homer, 12 books of Iliad, 12 books of OdysseyHymns 2 and 4
Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to the Romans OR 10 pp of  Christian martyrs, e.g. Polycarp or Perpetua
Libanius, Oration 17 
Longus, Daphnis and Chloe proem and one book
Lucian, True History (44 pp) or How to Write History (32 pp) or Alexander (28 pp) or Icaromenippus (21 pp)
Lyric poetry, All selection in Campbell
Lysias, Oration 12
Menander, Dyskolos
Pindar, Ol. 1, 2; Isth. 7 (as in Willcock), Py. 3
Plato, Symposium, Republic 1, Crito 
Plutarch, one life
Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus and one other play
Theocritus, Idylls 1, 7, 11
Thucydides, 1, 2.34-65, 3.35-85, 5.84-116, 6.8-32, 7.84-8.1
Xenophon, Symposium OR Hellenica 1 OR equivalent