PhD Reading List

Greek Reading List for the PhD in Classics

(Presupposes M.A. Reading List)

Homer Iliad 1-6, 9, 14-16, 18, 22, 24; Odyssey 1-13, 22-24
Homeric Hymns 2 (in Dem.); 3 (in Ap.)
Hesiod Works and Days; Theogony
Lyric Selections in Campbell: Alcaeus; Alcman; Anacreon; Archilochus; Bacchylides; Callinus; Mimnermus; Sappho; Simonides; Solon; Xenophanes
Pindar Ol. 1, 2, 7; Pyth. 1, 10, 11; Nem. 5, 6; Isthm. 6, 7
Presocratics: Parmenides (Kirk)
Aeschylus Agamemnon; Oresteia, Prometheus
Sophocles Oedipus Rex; Oedipus Coloneus; Antigone; Philoctetes
Euripides Alcestis; Bacchae; Medea; Hippolytus
Herodotus 1; 6; 7
Aristophanes Lysistrata; Frogs; Birds
Gorgias Helen
Thucydides 1; 2.34-65; 6; 7
Antiphon Tetralogy 1
Lysias 1; 3; 7; 12
Xenophon Anabasis 1; Hellenica 1: 1, 1-37; 4, 1-23; 5, 10-17; 7, 1-35; 2: 1, 25-32; 2, 1-24;
Oeconomicus; The Lacedaemonian Constitution (ed. Ollier)
Plato Apologia; Crito; Symposium; Gorgias; Res Publica 1, 4
Aeschines 1
Demosthenes Philippicae 1; 21, 53, 54, 59
Aristotle Poetics, Nichomachean Ethics 1
Menander Dyscolus
Callimachus Aetia 1-2; Hymn 5
Apollonius Rhodius Argonautica 3
Theocritus Idylls 1-3; 7; 11; 13; 15
Plutarch Pericles, Alexander
Longinus On the Sublime
Lucian True Histories 1
Longus Daphnis & Chloe
Hippocrates Places in Man (ed. Elizabeth Craik)
New Testament Acts

Latin Reading List for the PhD in Classics

(Presupposes M.A. Reading List)

Ph.D. Latin Reading List (PRESUPPOSES M.A. READING LIST)
Plautus Menaechmi; Amphitryo; Captivi
Ennius Annales
Terence Adelphoe
Cicero in Catilinam 1-4; Pro Caelio; Pro Archia; Somnium Scipionis; In Verrem 1; Phillippics 2;
Brutus; Letters (Shackleton Bailey’s classroom edition)
Caesar Bellum Gallicum 1:1-29; 5-6; Bellum Civile 1
Lucretius 1, 3, 6
Sallust Bellum Catilinae, Bellum Iugurthinum
Catullus All
Vergil Aeneid (all); Eclogues (all); Georgics 1, 4
Horace Sermones 1: 1, 4, 5-6; 8-10; 2:1, 7-8; Odes; Epodes; Carmen Saeculare; Epist. 1: 1, 7;
2:1; Ars Poetica
Tibullus 1
Seneca the Elder Suasoria
Livy 1, 5, 21, 22, and 30
Propertius books 1 and 4
Ovid Ars Amatoria 1; Amores 1; Metamorphoses 1, 15; Fasti 1 Tristia 4.10
Augustus Res Gestae Divi Augusti
Seneca Thyestes; Apocolocyntosis; Letters 1-12; 65, 77, 88, 114
Lucan 1, 7
Persius 1
Quintilian 10
Petronius Cena Trimalchionis; Satyricon 91-112
Juvenal 1, 3, 6 , 10
Martial book 1; 5.37; 5.47; 10.30, 62
Tacitus Annales 1, 14-15; Histories 1
Pliny the Younger 1.1; 3.16; 6.1-20; 10.96, 97
Suetonius Julius, Augustus, Tiberius
Apuleius Metamorphoses 1; 4.28-6.24
Ammianus Book 14; 16.1-10; 25.1-4
Augustine Confessions 3, 8

Latin Reading List for the PhD in Latin and Roman Studies

Augustine Confessions 3, 8
Ammianus Book 14, 16.1-10. 25.1-4
Apuleius Metamorphoses 1
Augustus Res Gestae Divi Augusti
Caesar Bellum Gallicum 1; 5-6;
Bellum Civile 1, 3
Catullus 1-17, 29, 51, 57, 64, 101
Cicero In Catilinam 1-4;
    Pro Caelio;
    Pro Archia;
    Somnium Scipionis,
    In Verrem 1,
    Phillippics 2,
De Officiis 1,
Letters (Shackleton Bailey’s classroom edition)
Horace Odes,
Epodes;
Carmen Saeculare;
Sermones 1: 1, 4, 5-6
Juvenal 1, 3
Livy 1, 5, 21, 22,
and 30 Lucan Book 1 or 7
Lucretius 1
Martial 5.37; 5.47; 10: 30, 62
Ovid Metamorphoses 1, 15;
    Fasti 1;
    Tristia 4.10
Petronius Cena Trimalchionis
Plautus Menaechmi
Pliny the Younger, Book 10 (entire),
other letters in the selection of Sherwin-White, Fifty Younger Letters
Propertius 1, 4
Sallust Catiline,
    Jugurtha
Seneca Letters 65, 88, 77, 114;
    Apocolocyntosis
Suetonius Julius,
    Augustus,
    Nero,
    Vespasian
Tacitus Histories 1,
Annals 1, 14-15
Terence Adelphoe
Tibullus 1
Vergil Aeneid;
    Eclogues 1 & 9