College of Arts and Sciences

Classical Studies

Reading List for Greek PhD Translation Exam

For students matriculating in the Fall 2017 semester and beyond

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Aeschines, Against Ctesiphon
Aeschylus, Agamemnon, Eumenides
Antiphon, 1 (Against the stepmother), 5 (On the murder of Herodes)
Apollonius Rhodius, Book 3
Aristophanes, Frogs, Lysistrata
Aristotle, Poetics
Bacchylides 3, 5, 17
Callimachus, Hymns 2, 5, 6; Iambus 1
Demosthenes, On the Crown (De corona)
Euripides, Alcestis, Hecuba, Helen, Trojan Women
Herodotus, I, VII, VIII
Hesiod, Theogony 1–210, 453–816; Works and Days 1–380
Homer, Iliad 1, 3, 11, 16–18; Odyssey 5, 9–12, 23
Homeric Hymn to Demeter, Homeric Hymn to Apollo, Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite
Isocrates, Helen
Longus, Daphnis and Chloe book 1
Lucian, True History book 1, The Death of Peregrinus
Lysias 12, 14, 24, 31, 32
Menander, Dyskolos
Pindar, Olympians 1 and 6, Pythians 8 and 12, Nemean 9, Isthmian 6
Plato, Phaedo, Republic 1, Symposium, Protagoras
Plutarch, Life of Pericles
Sophocles, Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, Philoctetes
Theocritus, Idylls 1, 2, 7, 11, 13, 15
Thucydides, Books I, VI, VII
Xenophon, Hiero, Hellenica II, Symposium