GRADUATE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION READING LIST SELECTED BY THE GRADUATE FACULTY*
The degree candidate is responsible for having read all of the following works:
Aeschylus. Oresteian Trilogy, Persians
Archilochus. Selected Poems1
Aristophanes. One Comedy (Suggested: Lysistrata or Clouds)
Euripides. Medea and One Other Play
Homer. Iliad, Odyssey
Plato. Euthyphro; Crito; Phaedo; Ion; Republic, Chapter 7 (“The Allegory of the Cave”)
Sappho. Selected Poems
Sophocles. Oedipus Tyrannus, Antigone
Catullus. Selected Poems
Horace. Ars Poetica
Ovid. Metamorphoses, Heroides
Plautus. One Play
Terence. One Play
Virgil. Aeneid, Eclogues, Georgics
A candidate may also submit a list of readings to supplement, but not replace, the readings from the core list above. The supplementary list should be submitted for approval with the declaration of intent to take the comprehensive examination form.
1For selections and excerpts, see a standard anthology like Greek Lyrics (translated by Richmond Lattimore).
*Rev. 1 August 2014.