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2. Examination of those who seek Honours in Classics.
1. Time.—The Examination is held twice a year, and begins on the same days as the Examination of those who do not seek Honours (see p. 113).
2. Candidates.—The preliminary conditions are the same as are required from those who do not seek Honours, with the exception that they must have entered upon their fifth and not have exceeded their eighth Term from the Term of their Matriculation inclusively. (But any one matriculated in or before Hilary Term, 1872, may offer himself as a Candidate up to his tenth Term inclusively.)
(1) The Four Gospels in Greek.—This part of the Examina
tion differs in no respect from that of those who do not seek Honours, and every Candidate who objects on religious grounds to an examination in the Gospels may, in the same way, after having delivered the required statement to the Proctor (p. 114), offer instead thereof any one of the Greek books specified on p. 116, provided that it is not the same as that in which he satisfied the Masters of the Schools, or as any one of those which he offers for Honours, or which, in the case mentioned below, he has previously offered. A Candidate who fails to satisfy the Moderators in either the Gospels or the substituted subject may, notwithstanding, be placed in the Class-list, and may offer himself for examination in the Gospels, or the substituted subject, in any subsequent Term: but he cannot offer himself for any part of the Second Public Examination until he has satisfied the Moderators in this part of the First Public Examination.
(2) Greek and Latin Literature.—The following are the
existing regulations of the Board of Studies.
i. All Candidates for Honours will be examined in the
(c) Greek and Latin authors to be selected from the list put out by the Board of Studies, and under the conditions published therewith. The minimum number which will be accepted of such authors is five. Grammar questions, and questions directly bearing upon the contents, style, and literary history of the Books offered, will be considered an essential part of the Examination.
ii. Papers will also be set in the following subjects:—
(c) Greek Verse.
(d) The elements of Comparative Philology applied to the illustration of Greek and Latin inflexions.
(c) The history of the Greek Drama, with Aristotle's Poetics [Vahlen's text]; or as an alternative, The literary history of the Augustan Age, with Quintil. Inst. Book X [Bonnell's text], and Horace, Ars Poetica.
(/) The elements of Deductive Logic, with either Magrath's Selections from the Organon, §§ 22-33, 36-69, 118-128, or such portions of Inductive Logic as are contained in Mill's Logic, Book III, Ch. I-IV, VI-XIII, and XX, together with Bacon's Novum Organum, Book I, Aphorisms 1-67. Every Candidate will have the opportunity of doing all these papers, but deficiency in or omission of one or more of them will be no bar to the attainment of the highest Honours, if compensated by the quantity of the other work offered by the Candidate or the general excellence of his papers.
But Candidates for the highest Honours are recommended
Proposed List of Authors.
1. Homer, four alternatives—Iliad I XII; XIII-XXIV. Odyssey
I-XII; XIII-XXIV. [Dindorfs text ]
2. Demosthenes—De Corona. [Baiter's text.]
3. iEscKYLUs—The Trilogy, or any four plays including the
Agamemnon. [Dindorf's text.]
4. Sophocles, any three plays. [Campbell's text.]
5. Euripides, any four of the following plays—Bacchae, Hippolytus,
Ion, Iphigenia in Tauris, Medea, Phoenissae. [Dindorf's text.]
6. Aristophanes, any three of the following plays—Acharnenses,
Aves, Equites, Nubes, Ranae, Vesps. [Dindorf's text.] N.B.—A selection composed as follows will be accepted as representing two Authors—viz. (a) Two plays of iEschylus, including the Agamemnon. (6) Two plays of Sophocles.
(c) Two of the above-named plays of Aristophanes, or three of the above-named plays of Euripides.
7. Theocr1tus. [Fritzsche's text.]
8. Pindar—Olympian and Pythian Odes. [Dissen's text.]
9. Plato—The Apology and Phaedo, with either the Phaedrus or the
Protagoras. [Baiter and Orelli's text.]
10. Thucydides—Books I, II, III, or II, III, IV. [Better's text.]
11. Virgil, three alternatives—(a) Eclogues and Georgics with ^Eneid I-VI. (b) Eclogues and Georgics with jEneid VII-XII. (c) The iEneid. [Conington's text.]
12. Cicero, three alternatives—(a) Philippics I-VII, with part 5 of Watson's Select Epistles. (6) Pro Murena, Pro Cluentio, with part 1 of Watson's Select Epistles, (c) Pro Murena, Pro Sestio, with part 2 of Watson's Select Epistles. [For the Orations, Baiter and Kayser's text.]
13. Horace—The Odes, Carmen Saeculare, and Epodes: with either The Satires, or The Epistles, Books I, II. [Orelli's text.]
14. Juvenal (omitting Satires II, VI, IX), with either Persius or one book of the Satires of Horace. [Mayor's text; 2nd edition.]
15. Propertius [Haupt's text], with the selections from Catullus published by the University Press.
16. Plautus, any four of the following plays—Amphitruo, Aulularia, Captivi, Menaechmi, Miles Gloriosus, Mostellaria, Rudens, Trinummus. [For the Mostellaria, Ritschl's text; for the Aulularia, Wagner's; for the other plays. Fleckeisen's.]
For two of the four any four plays of Terence [Wagner's text] may be substituted.
17. Lucretius—Books I, II, HI, and V. [Munro's text.]
18. Tacitus—Histories. [Halm's text.]
19. Livy—Books II-V. [Madvig's text.]
Eules with, respect to the Selection of Books.
1. All Candidates for Honours must offer the following authors:—
(1) Homer, (2) Demosthenes, (3) Virgil, (4) Cicero.
2. The number of Greek and Latin authors offered must be as nearly
as possible equal.
3. Of the Authors numbered in the above list 9, 10, 18, 19, not more
than two must be offered unless the Candidate offers more than eight books.
4. If two Greek Dramatists are offered, one of the two must be either
iEschylus or Sophocles. For Candidates who matriculated in the course of 1872 certain variations from the above list will be possible; it will be advisable for such Candidates to consult their College Tutor in reference to them.
4. Order Of The Examination.—The Examination is chiefly conducted in writing, but every Candidate must be examined viva voce in the Gospels, and in one at least of the other books which he offers. Not more than ten Candidates can be examined viva voce on any one day. At the close of each day of the viva voce examination every Candidate who has satisfied the Moderators receives, on application to the Clerk of the Schools, a certificate, or Testamur, to that effect. After all the Candidates have been examined, the Moderators distribute the names of those whom they judge to have shown sufficient merit into three Classes, with the names in each Class arranged alphabetically. This list is affixed to the doors of the Schools, and is also published in the University Gazette.
3. Examination of those who seek Honours in
1. Time.—This Examination is held twice a year, and begins in Michaelmas Term on December 18, and in Trinity Term on the day after Commemoration.
2. Candidates.—Two preliminary conditions are necessary:
(1) Candidates must have passed Respansions.
(2) They must have given in their names to the Junior Proctor
on the same days as those which are fixed for those who do not seek Honours (p. 113). In so giving in their names they are required—
(«) To exhibit the certificate of their Matriculation.
(b) To exhibit the Testamur of the Masters of the
(c) To pay a fee of £1.
3. Subjects.—The following is the list of subjects:—
(1) Algebra and the Theory of Equations.
(2) Trigonometry, Plane and Spherical.
(3) Plane Geometry, including the Conic Sections, treated
both geometrically and analytically.
(4) Geometry of Three Dimensions, including the straight
line, plane, and sphere, treated both geometrically and analytically, and the surfaces of the second order referred to their principal axes.
(5) The Differential Calculus, including its applications to
plane geometry; and to the determination of tangents and normals to surfaces and lines in space.
(6) The Integration of Differential Expressions, with
(7) The Elements of the Calculus of Einite Differences.
4. Order Of The Examination.—The Examination may be wholly conducted in writing. At the close of it those Candidates who are judged by the Moderators to have shown sufficient merit are arranged by them in three Classes, the names in each Class being placed in alphabetical order. This list is published in the same way as the list of those who have obtained Honours in Classics (p. 121).
3. SECOND PUBLIC EXAMINATION.
The questions set by the Examiners in the several parts of this Examination ivill in future be published at the Clarendon Press.
The Second Public Examination is conducted by the Public Examiners. It consists (1) of an Examination in the Rudiments of Faith and Religion; (2) of an Examination for Candidates who do not seek Honours; and (3) of an Examination of Candidates for Honours in six different Schools, of which the subjects are (1) Liters Humaniores, (2) Mathematics, (3) Natural Science, (4) Jurisprudence, (5) Modern History, (6) Theology.
Candidates are considered to have passed the Second Public Examination who have obtained Honours in any of the six Honour Schools or who have passed the Examination appointed for those who do not seek Honours.
But all Candidates, except those who have obtained Honours in the School of Theology, must satisfy the Examiners in the Rudiments of Faith and Religion, or in the matter substituted under the conditions hereafter mentioned (p. 127).