Sample Reading List for Graduate Application

 

University of California 


Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology


7233 Dwinelle Hall, #2600 
Berkeley, CA 94720-2600

 

Ancient Languages -- Sample Reading List

LATIN

GREEK

Author

Work/Portion Read

Author

Work/Portion Read

Caesar

Civil Wars (selections: 15 pages)

Lysias

Oration 1

Sallust

Catiline (half)

Plato

Apology

Cicero

Selections from Letters (20 pages)

Homer

Iliad, Books 1, 9, 16

Vergil

Aeneid 1, 4, half of 6

Euripides

Medea

Bacchae (omitting choral odes)

Catullus

Selections (most of shorter poems)

Archaic Lyric

Campbell selections (about two-thirds of total)

Horace

Odes (14 poems)

Aristophanes

Clouds

 

 

 

 

TO BE READ NEXT SEMESTER

 

 

 

Lucretius

2000 lines

Herodotus

Selections (45 pages)

 


REQUIRED OF ALL CANDIDATES


List authors and works read in the original languages. Please specify whether the entire work was read or what portion was read (see sample above). You should include reading done outside of formal classes. You may include at the bottom of each list the reading in progress or expected to be completed during the current academic year. For those of you with Near Eastern languages, please indicate the texts you have covered.

If appropriate, also list the reading you expect to complete during the remainder of the current academic year.

Enter your Latin reading (through the end of the current term): 

Enter the Latin reading you expect to complete during the remainder of the academic year:

Enter your Greek reading (through the end of the current term):

Enter the Greek reading you expect to complete during the remainder of the academic year: 11

Enter other languages: