Reading List

Photo of library courtyard.All of the majors in Classics have senior requirements, see Bulletin. Students majoring in Classical Civilization devote one or both terms of the senior year to a significant project of original research, usually an essay, under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Students studying one or both of the literatures — whether via Classics or Ancient and Modern Greek — take a comprehensive examination: those majoring in both literatures take an exam in the history of Greek and Latin literature and in translation of both languages; the student majoring in one literature takes a senior departmental examination in the history of the literature of the major and in translation of that literature. The exams are based partly on the literature, history, and philosophy text-based courses that have been offered over the past four years, and partly on the Undergraduate Reading Lists. For more detailed information, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.