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2020–21 Prelims reading list and lecture schedule
MT weeks 1–8: Cicero In Catilinam 1 (1-5, 11-19, 25-33), lectures in Philosophy (3–4) and Archaeology (5–8)
LT weeks 1–8: Ovid Metamorphoses 3, lectures in History (1–4) and Philology (7–8)
ET weeks 1–7: Augustus Res gestae, Catullus (3–4), Ancient Greek classes (1–7)
2020–21 IA reading list

for candidates taking Paper 1 (Non-Intensive Greek):
Lysias 1; Pseudo-Xenophon Athenaion politeia (or the 'Old Oligarch'); Herodotus 1.1-92; Plato Crito; Euripides Medea; Augustus Res gestae (in Greek)

for candidates taking Paper 2A (Intensive Greek from scratch):
Lysias 1; Pseudo-Xenophon Athenaion politeia (or the 'Old Oligarch') in English translation; Herodotus 1.29-46 (the rest of book 1 in English translation); Plato Crito 50a5-end (speech of The Laws; the rest in English translation); Euripides Medea (minus choral odes to be read in English)

for candidates taking Paper 2B (Intensive Greek from GCSE or the equivalent):
Lysias 1; Pseudo-Xenophon Athenaion politeia (or the 'Old Oligarch') 1-2 (section 3 in English translation); Herodotus 1.29-46 (the rest of book 1 in English translation); Plato Crito 50a5-end (speech of The Laws; the rest in English translation); Euripides Medea (minus choral odes to be read in English)

for candidates taking Paper 3 (Non-Intensive Latin):
Ovid Ars amatoria 1; Cicero Pro Caelio; Augustus Res gestae (in Latin); Sallust Bellum Catilinae; Lucretius 3.830-1094 and 4.1037-1287

for candidates taking Paper 4 (Intensive Latin):
Ovid Ars amatoria 1; Cicero Pro Caelio 1-6, 30-42, 56-67; Augustus Res gestae (in Latin); Sallust Bellum Catilinae 1-25, 36-40, 50-61; Lucretius 3.830-1094

lecture timetable
MT Ancient Greek texts: Lysias, Ath. pol. and Crito
MT Latin texts: Cicero, Ovid and Augustus
LT Ancient Greek texts: Herodotus and Medea
LT Latin texts: Sallust and Lucretius
ET: IB begins

2020–2021 IB Literature options
Note: 'Schedule A' texts are to be read in the original; 'Schedule B' texts are to be read ideally in the original but certainly at least in translation.

Ancient Greek

Compulsory module: Ancient Greek Epic

Schedule A: Homer Iliad 1, 6, 9, 22, 24 (the remainder of the Iliad and the Odyssey to be read in translation)
Intensive Greek: Homer Iliad 1, 6, 24 (the remainder of the Iliad and the Odyssey to be read in translation)
Schedule B: Hesiod Theogony, the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, Epic fragments in M. L. West Loeb 497

Optional modules (choose two):

Topic 1. Greek lyric (lectures Spelman MT 5-8)
Schedule A: Alcaeus, Sappho, Ibycus, Anacreon, Simonides as in Budelmann; Sappho's 'Brother's poem' as in Moodle handout; Archilochus, Hipponax, Solon, Theognis, Tyrtaeus, Mimnermus, Xenophanes, Callinus all as in Allan; Bacchylides 5 as in Cairns on Moodle; Pindar Olympian 1 as in Race's Loeb
IG: Sappho and Anacreon as in Budelmann; Sappho's 'Brother's poem' as in Moodle handout; Archilochus, Hipponax, Solon, Theognis, Tyrtaeus as in Allan; Bacchylides 5 as in Cairns on Moodle; Pindar Olympian 1 as in Race's Loeb
Schedule B: Alcman 1; Sappho 94, 96, 98a-b; Alcaeus 38a, 69, 70, 298; Simonides ‘Plataea Elegy’; Bacchylides 1, 3, 17; Pindar Olympian 2, Pythian 1, Isthmian 2, Paean 6

Topic 2. Dionysus on stage (lectures Laemmle MT 1-4)
Schedule A: Euripides Bacchae, Aristophanes Frogs
IG: Euripides Bacchae 1-87, 170-369, 434-518, 660-861, 912-91, 1043-1376; Aristophanes Frogs 1-335, 686-813, 1006-1413, 1466-1533 (the rest of each play to be read in English)
Schedule B: Aeschylus Persians; Euripides Cyclops, Helen; Sophocles Ichneutai

Topic 3. The Greek novel (lectures Whitmarsh and Leventhal LT 1-4)
Schedule A: Achilles Tatius Leucippe and Clitophon 1, Longus Daphnis and Chloe 1 & 4
IG: Achilles Tatius Leucippe and Clitophon 1, Longus Daphnis and Chloe 1 (4 to be read in English)
Schedule B: the rest of Achilles Tatius and Longus to be read in English, Chariton Chaereas and Callirhoe

Topic 4. Other peoples: Herodotus and Greek ethnography (lectures Gagné and Basso LT 5-8)
Schedule A: Herodotus 2.1-5, 35-58, 73-91; 4.1-16, 25-50, 59-83; Lucian On the Syrian goddess 1-38
IG: Herodotus 2.1-5, 35-58; 4.1-16, 25-50; Lucian On the Syrian goddess 1-27
Schedule B: Odyssey 9; Herodotus 2, 4; Hippocrates Airs, waters, places; Arrian Indika; Lucian On the Syrian goddess

Latin

Compulsory module: Roman Epic

Schedule A: Catullus 64, Vergil Aeneid 1 and 4 (the remainder of the Aeneid to be read in translation), Ovid Metamorphoses 8
Intensive Latin: Catullus 64, Vergil Aeneid 4 (the remainder of the Aeneid to be read in translation), Ovid Metamorphoses 8.1-546 (the remainder of book 8 to be read in translation)
Schedule B: Ennius Annales 1-3 (= fragments 1-149 Skutch), Lucan De bello civili 1, Statius Thebaid 12

Optional modules (choose two):

Topic 1. Writing Nero (lectures Whitton MT 1-4)
Schedule A: Tacitus Annals 14, Suetonius Life of Nero
IL: Tacitus Annals 14.1-13, 29-39, 48-65 (the rest of Book 14 to be read in English), Suetonius Life of Nero 20-57 (the rest to be read in English)
Schedule B: Pseudo-Seneca Octavia, Tacitus Annals 13, Cassius Dio Roman History epitome of Book 62

Topic 2. Roman comedy (lectures Butterfield LT 1-4)
Schedule A: Plautus Menaechmi, Terence Adelphoe
IL: Plautus Menaechmi 1-350, 369-570, 604-752, 775-965, 989-1162 (the rest to be read in English); Terence Adelphoe 1-516, 763-997 (the rest to be read in English)
Schedule B: Plautus Miles Gloriosus, Terence Eunuchus, Menander Dyskolos (plus Adelphoe fragments)

Topic 3. Roman youth (lectures Gowers MT 5-8)
Schedule A: Statius Achilleid, Apuleius 'Cupid & Psyche' (= Metamorphoses 4.28–6.24)
IL: Statius Achilleid 1 (2 to be read in English), Apuleius 'Cupid & Psyche' (= Metamorphoses 4.28–5.31; the rest to be read in English)
Schedule B: Catullus 61-63, Ovid Metamorphoses 4.55–166, 4.274–388, 9.666–797, Statius Thebaid 9.570–907, Augustine Confessions 2

Topic 4. Roman love elegy (lectures Kearey LT 5-8)
Schedule A: Tibullus 1, Propertius 3
IL: Tibullus 1.1-6 (7-10 to be read in English), Propertius 3.1-16 (17-25 to be read in English)
Schedule B: Catullus 8, 11, 15, 24, 48, 68, 76, Propertius 1, Ovid Amores 1, [Tibullus] 3.8-20 (the Sulpicia poems)