Honour Moderations in Classics

A

The subjects of the examination shall be as prescribed by regulation from time to time by the Board of the Faculty of Classics and the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy.

B

Candidates shall take one of the following courses: IA, IB, IC, IIA, IIB.

Each paper will be assessed by means of a three-hour written examination. Texts and Contexts will comprise two papers, a three-hour essay paper and a three-hour translation paper.

The Introduction to Modern Philosophy paper will be examined in accordance with the regulations for Introduction to Philosophy in the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, except that candidates for Honour Moderations in Classics will not be required to answer questions on more than one of the three sections within the paper (General Philosophy, Moral Philosophy and Logic), although they may answer questions from two or three sections if they wish.

Detailed syllabuses for all other papers, including prescribed texts and editions where applicable, will be published in the Mods Handbook for the relevant year of examination. This will be published no later than Monday of Week 0 of Michaelmas Term in the academic year preceding that of the examination.

Any candidate whose native language is not English may bring a bilingual (native language to English) dictionary for use in any examination paper where candidates are required to translate Ancient Greek and/or Latin texts into English and any examination paper involving Greek or Latin prose composition.

COURSE IA

The examination will consist of the following papers.

I. HOMER, ILIAD

II. VIRGIL, AENEID

III, IV. TEXTS AND CONTEXTS

V. PHILOSOPHY SPECIAL SUBJECT

All candidates must offer one Philosophy Special Subject, chosen from either Group A or Group B. Candidates may not combine subject B1 with a Classical Special Subject (VI) from Group E.

A.

1. Early Greek Philosophy

2. Plato, Euthyphro and Meno

B.

1.  Introduction to Modern Philosophy

VI. CLASSICAL SPECIAL SUBJECT

All candidates must offer one Classical Special Subject, chosen from one of the groups C-F. Candidates must not combine a subject from Group E with Philosophy Special Subject B1.

C.

1. Thucydides and the West

2. Aristophanes' Political Comedy

D.

1. Cicero and Catiline

2. Tacitus and Tiberius

E.

1. Homeric Archaeology and Early Greece from 1550 BC to 700 BC

2. Greek Vases

3. Greek Sculpture, c. 600-300 BC

4. Roman Architecture

F.

1. Historical Linguistics and Comparative Philology

VII. UNPREPARED TRANSLATION FROM GREEK

VIII. UNPREPARED TRANSLATION FROM LATIN

IX. GREEK LANGUAGE

X. LATIN LANGUAGE

COURSE IB

The examination will consist of the following papers.

I. HOMER, ILIAD

II. VIRGIL, AENEID

III, IV. TEXTS AND CONTEXTS

V. PHILOSOPHY SPECIAL SUBJECT

All candidates must offer one Philosophy Special Subject chosen from either Group A or Group B. Candidates may not combine subject B1 with a Classical Special Subject (VI) from Group E.

A.

1. Early Greek Philosophy

2. Plato, Euthyphro and Meno

3. Lucretius, De Rerum Natura IV

B.

1. Introduction to Modern Philosophy

VI. CLASSICAL SPECIAL SUBJECT

All candidates must offer one Classical Special Subject, chosen from one of the groups C-F. Candidates may not combine a subject from Group E with Philosophy Special Subject B1.

C.

1. Thucydides and the West

2. Aristophanes' Political Comedy

D.

1. Cicero and Catiline

2. Tacitus and Tiberius

E.

1. Homeric Archaeology and Early Greece from 1550 BC to 700 BC

2. Greek Vases

3. Greek Sculpture, c. 600-300 BC

4. Roman Architecture

F.

1. Historical Linguistics and Comparative Philology

VII. UNPREPARED TRANSLATION FROM GREEK

VIII. UNPREPARED TRANSLATION FROM LATIN

IX. GREEK LANGUAGE

X. LATIN LANGUAGE

COURSE IC

The examination will consist of the following papers.

I. HOMER, ILIAD

II. VIRGIL, AENEID

III, IV. TEXTS AND CONTEXTS

V. PHILOSOPHY SPECIAL SUBJECT

All candidates must offer one Philosophy Special Subject, chosen from either Group A or Group B. Candidates may not combine subject B1 with a Classical Special Subject (VI) from Group E.

A.

1. Early Greek Philosophy

2. Plato, Euthyphro and Meno

3. Lucretius, De Rerum Natura IV

B.

1. Introduction to Modern Philosophy

VI. CLASSICAL SPECIAL SUBJECT

All candidates must offer one Classical Special Subject, chosen from one of the groups C-F. Candidates may not combine a subject from Group E with Philosophy Special Subject B1.

C.

1. Thucydides and the West

2. Aristophanes' Political Comedy

D.

1. Cicero and Catiline

2. Tacitus and Tiberius

E.

1. Homeric Archaeology and Early Greece from 1550 BC to 700 BC

2. Greek Vases

3. Greek Sculpture, c. 600-300 BC

4. Roman Architecture

F.

1. Historical Linguistics and Comparative Philology

VII. UNPREPARED TRANSLATION FROM GREEK

VIII. UNPREPARED TRANSLATION FROM LATIN

IX. GREEK LANGUAGE

X. LATIN LANGUAGE

COURSE IIA

The examination will consist of the following papers.

I. VIRGIL, AENEID

II, III. TEXTS AND CONTEXTS

IV. PHILOSOPHY SPECIAL SUBJECT

All candidates must offer one Philosophy Special Subject.

1. Lucretius, De Rerum Natura IV

2. Early Greek Philosophy

3. Plato, Euthyphro and Meno

4. Introduction to Modern Philosophy

V. CLASSICAL SPECIAL SUBJECT

All candidates must offer one Classical Special Subject, chosen from Group D, E, or F.

D.

1. Cicero and Catiline

2. Tacitus and Tiberius

E.

1. Homeric Archaeology and Early Greece from 1550 BC to 700 BC

2. Greek Vases

3. Greek Sculpture, c. 600-300 BC

4. Roman Architecture

F.

1. Historical Linguistics and Comparative Philology

VI. UNPREPARED TRANSLATION FROM LATIN

VII. LATIN LANGUAGE

COURSE IIB

The examination will consist of the following papers.

I. HOMER, ILIAD

II, III. TEXTS AND CONTEXTS

IV. PHILOSOPHY SPECIAL SUBJECT

All candidates must offer one Philosophy Special Subject.

1. Early Greek Philosophy

2. Plato, Euthyphro and Meno

3. Introduction to Modern Philosophy

V. CLASSICAL SPECIAL SUBJECT

All candidates must offer one Classical Special Subject, chosen from Group C, E, or F.

C.

1. Thucydides and the West

2. Aristophanes' Political Comedy

E.

1. Homeric Archaeology and Early Greece from 1550 BC to 700 BC

2. Greek Vases

3. Greek Sculpture, c. 600-300 BC

4. Roman Architecture

F.

1. Historical Linguistics and Comparative Philology

VI. UNPREPARED TRANSLATION FROM GREEK

VII. GREEK LANGUAGE