College of Arts and Sciences

Classical Studies

Reading List for MA Latin Sight Reading Exam

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1. Virgil, Aeneid 1, 4, 6, 12 (96 OCT pages)
R. Deryck Williams, Virgil: Aeneid I - VI; Aeneid VII - XII. 2 vols. Duckworth, 1972-73.
C. Pharr, Vergil's Aeneid. Bolchazy-Carducci, 1998. Contains 1-6.
R. T. Ganiban, Aeneid 1. Focus Publishing, 2009. See other commentaries in series on 4, 6.
R. Tarrant, Virgil: Aeneid Book XII. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

2. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1, 14 (64 OCT pages)
W. S. Anderson, Ovid's Metamorphoses: Books 1-5. University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.
A. G. Lee, Ovid: Metamorphoses I. Bristol Classical Press, 1991.
K. Sara Myers, Ovid: Metamorphoses Book XIV. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

3. Ovid, Ars amatoria 1 (22 OCT pages)
E. Block, Ovid Ars Amatoria I. Bryn Mawr Commentaries, 1984.
A. S. Hollis, Ovid: Ars Amatoria Book I. Clarendon Paperbacks, 1977.

4. Catullus 4, 10, 11, 14, 42, 50, 51, 62, 66, 68, 76 (22 OCT pages)
D. H. Garrison, The Student's Catullus. 4th edn. University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.
C. J. Fordyce, Catullus: A Commentary. Oxford University Press, 1990.

Total OCT pages: 204


Caesar, De bello gallico Books 1, 5, 7 (101 OCT pages)
recommended commentaries:
    C. Ewan, ed. Caesar: Gallic War I. Bristol Classical Press, 1991. ISBN 9780862921774
    R. C. Carrington, ed. Caesar: Gallic War V. Bristol Classical Press, 1991. ISBN 9780862921361
    J. L. Whiteley, ed. Caesar: Gallic War VII. London/New York: Bristol Classical Press, 2001. ISBN 9781853996320

2. Cicero, Pro Caelio (38 OCT pages)
recomended commentary:
    R. G. Austin, ed. M. Tulli Ciceronis Pro M. Caelio oratio, 3rd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988.

3. Cicero, De re publica, Book 2.1-63 & Book 6.9-29 (28 OCT pages)
recommended commentary:
    J. E. G. Zetzel, ed. Cicero. De re publica: selections. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 052138496

4. Cicero, In Catilinam (60 OCT pages)
recommended commentaries:
    A. R. Dyck, ed. Cicero: Catilinarians, Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN 9780521540438
    S. O. Shapiro. O tempora! O mores! Cicero's Catilinarian Orations. A student Edition with historical essays. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005. ISBN 0806136626

Total OCT pages: 227