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(But persons matriculated in or before Michaelmas Term 1871 may offer Euclid I-VI instead of the above-mentioned subjects.)
(2) The Elements of the Mechanics of Solid and Fluid Bodies, including the composition and resolution of forces, centre of gravity, the simple machines and the application of virtual velocities to them, the laws of motion, the laws of falling bodies, the motion of projectiles, the pressure of fluids on surfaces, the equilibrium of floating bodies exclusive of the theory of stability, the methods of determining specific gravities, the laws of elastic fluids, simple hydrostatical and pneumatical machines.
(3) The Elements of Chemistry, with an elementary practical examination. Candidates who intend to offer this subject for examination are recommended to read that part of Roscoe's Lessons in Elementary Chemistry which treats of Inorganic Chemistry, (pp. 1-289, edition 1873).
The practical examination will be in the following subjects as treated of in Harcourt and Madan's Exercises in Practical Chemistry, (edition 1873). (a) The preparation and examination of gases (pp. 62-112). (6) The qualitative analysis of single substances (pp. 255-310; see also Sections IV and V of Part I, omitting that which relates to substances or properties of substances not referred to in the Analytical Course).
(4) The Elements of Physics. Candidates offering themselves for examination in this subject will be expected to show an acquaintance with Part I, together with any two of Parts II, III, IV of the following treatise:—Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy, by Deschanel. Translated and edited by Everett. Part I. Mechanics, Hydrostatics, and Pneumatics. Part II. Heat. Part III. Electricity and Magnetism (of which Ch. 46 may be omitted in edition of 1883, or Ch. 39 in the earlier editions). Part IV. Light and Sound.
3. Honour School of Literse Humaniores.
Regulations Of The Board Of The Faculty Of Arts.
The Examination in the Honour School of Literae Humaniores includes—
(1) The Greek and Latin Languages.
(2) The Histories of Ancient Greece and Rome.
(3) Logic, and the Outlines of Moral and Political Philosophy.
The Examination consists of Stated and of Special Subjects. Stated Subjects are those in which papers or questions are always set; Special Subjects are those which are offered by the Candidates themselves.
i. Stated Subjects.
1. Greek and Latin Languages.
All Candidates are expected to translate the Greek and Latin books offered by them for examination, and to translate passages from other books not specially offered.
Passages are also set for translation into Greek and Latin Prose.
2. The Histories of Ancient Greece and Rorne.
All Candidates are required to offer a period of Greek and a period of Roman History. The periods which may be offered are:—
In Greek History—
(i) To the end of the Peloponnesian War.
(2) From B.c 500 to the death of Philip.
With the first of these periods Candidates are recommended to offer — Herodotus [Bahr's text: 2nd Edition]; Thucydides [Bekker]; Xenophon's Hellenics I, II [Dindorf].
With the second—Herodotus V-IX; Thucydides; Xenophon's Hellenics; Demosthenes, Olynthiacs, Philippics, De Falsa Legatione, and De Corona [Baiter].
In Roman History—'
(1) From the beginning of the First Punic War to the Battle of Actium.
(2) From the end of the Third Punic War to the accession of Vespasian.
With the first of these periods Candidates are recommended to offer— Polybius I, II, III, VI [Schweighauser]; Plutarch's Lives of the Gracchi [Sintenis]; Cicero's Letters (Watson's Selection); Sallust, Catiline and Jugurtha [Dietsch].
With the second—Plutarch's Lives of the Gracchi; Cicero's Letters (Watson's Selection); Sallust, Catiline and Jugurtha; Tacitus, Annals I-VI [Halm].
Candidates are expected to show such a knowledge of Classical Geography and Antiquities, and of the general History of Greece and Rome, as is necessary for the profitable study of the authors or periods which they offer.
Questions are also set in the general results of the Science of Language, with especial reference to Greek and Latin.
The Outlines Of Moral Philosophy.
Under the head of Logic, Candidates are recommended to study the following subjects:—
The nature and origin of knowledge; The relation of language to thought; The history of Logic in Greece to the time of Aristotle inclusive; The theory of the Syllogism; Scientific Method, including a comparison of the methods of different sciences, and the principles of historical evidence. Questions will be set in Bacon's Novum Organum, Book I, and Book II, Aphorisms 1-20. Under the head of Political Philosophy, Candidates are recommended to study the following subjects :—
The origin and growth of Society; Political institutions and forms of government, with especial reference to the history of Greece and Rome; The sphere and duties of Government; The leading principles of Political Economy. The following books are prescribed for the Examination :—(1) Plato's Republic, (2) Plato's Protagoras, Phaedrus, Gorgias, Laws III, VII, X. (3) Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. (4) Aristotle's Politics. (5) Locke on the Human Understanding, with either (a) Butler's Sermons, or (*) Hume's Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals. (6) The ' Transcendental jEsthetik' and ' Analytik' in Kant's ' Kritik der reinen Vernunft,' and the ' Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten,' with the two chapters of the 'Kritik der praktischen Vernunft,' entitled severally 'von den Grundsatzen' and' von den Triebfedern, der reinen praktischen Vernunft.' [The authorised text of Plato is Baiter and Orelli's, of Aristotle Bekker's. The prescribed portions of Kant may be offered in an English translation as well as in the German. Candidates, if they offer a translation, are requested to state in their list of books which translation they offer.]
Out of this list Candidates are recommended to offer one book of Plato and another of Aristotle; those who offer more than these two books may either select from this list a third book, either ancient or modern, or offer one of the special subjects. But Candidates who have offered Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics may offer a part of the Politics without bringing up the whole.
Candidates are expected to, show such knowledge of the history of Philosophy, or of the history of the period of Philosophy to which the philosophical authors offered by them, either as stated or as special subjects, belong, as is necessary for the profitable study of these authors.
ii. Special Subjects,
Candidates may offer as a Special Subject any one of the following:—
Greek And Latin Languages.
(1) The Homeric Poems; including the literary history of the Poems, and a critical study of Books I-III of the Iliad, or of Books IX-XI of the Odyssey.
(2) The Lyric and Elegiac Poets of Greece (Bergk's Poetae Lyrici Graeci); including a critical study of the Olympian Odes of Pindar; with the corresponding period of the history of Greek Literature.
(3) Aristophanes and the Fragments of the Old Comedy, with the history of the Greek Drama, and either (a) a critical study of the Clouds, Birds, or Frogs; or (ft) a special study of the contemporary history of Athens, with Plutarch's Life of Pericles.
(4) Plautus and Terence, and Ribbeck's Comic Fragments, including a critical study of a play of Plautus; with the history of Roman Literature before Lucretius.
(5) Lucretius, and the history of Roman Literature from Lucretius to the death of Augustus.
(6) The language and composition of the Nicomachean Ethics, with a critical study of the last five books.
(7) The text and language of Thucydides, with a study of the MSS.
and principal various readings.
(8) A minute study of Comparative Philology as illustrating the Greek and Latin Languages. Candidates are recommended to use Bopp's Comparative Grammar (3rd edition). Those who are acquainted with Sanskrit will have an opportunity of showing their knowledge.
History Of Greece.
(1) Greek Art, with Pausanias I, V, VI, and with Pliny's Natural History XXXIV-XXXVI.
(2) The Geography of Peloponnesus, with Strabo VIII.
(3) The Life of Alexander.
(4) The Achaean League.
(5) Egyptian History to the Persian Conquest, with Herodotus II and Diodorus I. (The Fragments of Manetho should also be studied.)
History Of Rome.
(1) The Constitutional History of Rome down to the beginning of the Second Punic War.
(2) The Geography and Races of Ancient Italy. (Candidates who offer this subject will be expected to show an acquaintance with the remains of the early Italian Languages.)
(3) The Commentaries of Gaius.
(4) The Age of the Antonines.
(5) The History of the Roman Empire from Diocletian to Julian.
(6) Roman Architecture and the Topography of Rome.
Logic, And Moral And Political Philosophy. (1) Aristotle, De Anima.
(2) The Philosophy of the Eleatics, Heracliteans, and Megarians, with the Theaetetus and Sophist of Plato.
(3) The Philosophy of the Stoics and Epicureans, with the Discourses of Epictetus and the tenth Book of Diogenes Laertius.
(4) The Philosophy of Hume and Berkeley, with Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge, Alciphron, and Theory of Vision, and with Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding.
(5) Political Economy, with one or more treatises to be selected by the Candidate.
Candidates are recommended not to offer more than one Special Subject. It is not necessary for the attainment of the highest Honours that any special subject should be offered.
Candidates intending to offer any subject not included in the preceding list must give notice of their intention six months before the Examination, and obtain the approval of the Board.
Any such notice or any other enquiry respecting the above-mentioned books or subjects is to be addressed to the Chairman of the Board of the Faculty of Arts.
The above-mentioned Special Subjects may be varied from time to time by the Board of Studies, but any Candidate who does not appear for examination in the first Term in which he is of sufficient standing to do so, or whose name has not been placed in the list of Honours, is permitted to offer at any future Examination the same Special Subjects which he then offered or might have offered.
4. Honour School of Mathematics.
Regulations Of The Board Of The Faculty Of
The following is the Syllabus of the subjects in which Candidates are examined:—
2. Trigonometry, plane and spherical.
3. Geometry of two and three dimensions.
4. Differential Calculus.
5. Integral Calculus.
8. Calculus of Variations.
7. Calculus of Finite Differences.
8. Theory of Chances.