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2. Examination of those who do not seek Honours.
[The Regulations here given are those which will first come into force in Michaelmas Term, 1874.]
1. General Regulations.
The subjects of examination for Candidates who do not seek Honours are arranged in three Groups:—
A. (1) Two "Books, either both Greek, or one Greek and one
Latin, one of such Books being some portion of a Greek philosophical work, and the other a portion of a Greek or Latin Historian. (2) The Outlines of Greek and Roman History, with a special period of one or the other, and English Composition.
B. (1) Either English History and a period or subject of
English Literature, or a period of Modern European History with Political and Descriptive Geography; together (in each case) with English Composition.
(2) A Modern Language, either French or German, in
cluding composition in the language, and a period of its Literature.
(3) The Elements of Political Economy.
(4) A branch of Legal study.
C. (1) The Elements of Geometry, including Geometrical
(2) The Elements of Mechanics, Solid and Fluid, treated
(3) The Elements of Chemistry, with an elementary prac
(4) The Elements of Physics, not necessarily treated
Mathematically. Each Candidate shall be examined in three of the above subjects, of which not more than two shall be taken from any one of the three groups, and of which one must be either A. (1) or B. (2), and the examination in the three subjects may be passed in separate Terms.
No Candidate shall be allowed to offer any of the same books, or, except in cases specially excepted by the Board of Studies, a portion of any of the authors in which he satisf1ed the Masters of the Schools or the Moderators, or which he offered instead of the Gospels.
Any Candidate who shall either not appear for examination in the first Term in which he is of sufficient standing to do so, or shall fail to satisfy the Examiners, as the case may be, is permitted to offer at any future Examination the same books and subjects which he formerly offered or might have offered.
2. Special Regulations Of The Board Of Studies.
The books and subjects which may be offered in Michaelmas Term 1874, and until further notice, are—
In Group A.
(1) a. Greek Philosophical Works,
Plato, Republic I-IV; Aristotle, Ethics, Books I-IV (omitting
Greek—Herodotus, VII, VIII, IX. Latin—Livy XXI-XXIV;
(2) Outlines of History.
Greek, from the Legislation of Solon to the death of Alexander the Great.
Roman, from the establishment of the Republic to the death of
Greek History—The Persian War; the Peloponnesian War.
(1) Either English History to 1815, together with one of the following subjects of Literature— (a) Piers Ploughman, Selections; Chaucer, Selections. (4) Shakespeare, Macbeth; Merchant of Venice; Richard II; Hamlet.
(«) Dryden, Selections; Pope, Essay on Man, Epistles and Satires. (The above are to be read in the Clarendon Press Editions.) K
Or one of the following periods of Modern European History— (a) 1048-1254, to be read in Milman's History of Latin Christianity.
(i) 1517-1648, to be read in Dyer's Modern Europe.
Together with Political and Descriptive Geography, for which
Lavallee's 'Physical, Historical, and Military Geography'
may be consulted.
(2) (a) French Language and Composition, with
'The Age of Louis XIV,' to be read in Geruzez' or Vitet's
Histoire de la Litterature Francaise. (i>) German Language and Composition, with 'The Age of Goethe and Schiller,' to be read in Vilmar's or
Gelzer's Manual of German Literature. »
(3) The Elements of Political Economy, to be read in Fawcett's
Political Economy and Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations,
(4) Either Stephen's Blackstone, Book II, Chapters 1-18, or The Institutes of Justinian, omitting from Book II, Title 11, to Book III, Title 12.
In Group C.
(1) The Elements of Plane Geometry, including the doctrine of similar triangles. This includes the portion of Geometry treated of in Euclid Books I-IV, with the definitions of Book V, and such parts of Book VI as treat of similar triangles. These subjects may be read in any other treatise.
The Elements of Trigonometry, including the trigonometrical ratios of the sum of two angles, the solution of plane triangles, the use of logarithms, and the mensuration of plane rectilinear figures.
(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. 1-268, new edition, J 869).
The practical examination will be in the following subjects as treated of in Harcourt and Madan's Exercises in Practical Chemistry, (a) The preparation and examination of gases (pp. 59107). (i) The qualitative analysis of single substances (pp. 247-300; see also Sections IV and V, 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 Professor Everett. Part I. Mechanics, Hydrostatics, and Pneumatics. Part II. Heat. Part III. Electricity and Magnetism. (Of which Chapter 39 may be omitted.) Part IV. Light and Sound.
3. Honour School of Literae Humaniores.
[The Regulations here given are those which will first come into force in Easter Term, 1874.]
Regulations Of The Board Of Studies.
The Board of Studies for the Honour School of Literae Humaniores have issued the following notice for the Examinations to be held in Easter and Michaelmas Terms 1874.
Further notices will be issued of any changes which may be made in regard to subsequent Examinations.
The Examination in the Honour School of Literae Humaniores will include—
(1) The Greek and Latin Languages.
(2) The Histories of Ancient Greece and Rome.
(3) Logic, and the Outlines of Moral and Political Phi
The Examination will consist of Stated and of Special Subjects. Stated Subjects are those in which papers or questions will always be set; Special Subjects are those which are offered by the Candidates themselves.
1. Greek and Latin Languages.
All Candidates will be expected to translate the Greek and Latin books offered by them for examination, and to translate passages from other books not specially offered.
Passages will also be set for translation into Greek and Latin Prose.
2. The Histories of Ancient Greece and Borne.
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—
(1) 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 required to offer— Herodotus [Bahr's text: 2nd Edition]; Thucydides [Bekker's text]; Xenophon's Hellenics I, II [Dindorfs text].
With the second—Herodotus V-IX; Thucydides; Xenophon's Hellenics; Demosthenes, Olynthiacs, Philippics, De Falsa Legatione, and De Corona [Baiter's text].
In Roman History—
(1) From the beginning of the First Punic War to the Battle of
(2) From the end of the Third Punic War to the accession of
With the first of these periods Candidates are required to offer—Polybius I, II, III, VI [Schweighaiiser's text]; Plutarch's Lives of the Gracchi [Sintenis's text |; Cicero's Letters (Watson's Selection); Sallust, Catiline and Jugurtha [Dietsch's text]. With the second—Plutarch's Lives of the Gracchi; Cicero's Letters (Watson's Selection); Sallust, Catiline and Jugurtha; Tacitus, Annals I-VI [Halm's text]. Candidates will be expected to show such a knowledge of Classical Geography and Antiquities, and of the general History of Greece and Rome, as shall be necessary for the profitable study of the authors or periods which they offer.
Questions will also be set in the general results of the science of language, with especial reference to Greek and Latin.
N.B.—In the first two Examinations held under the new Statute (i.e. in Easter and Michaelmas Terms 1874), Candidates may offer the same books as at present, instead of a period of Roman History as prescribed above.
The Outl1nes Of Moral Philosophy.
The Outl1nes Of Pol1tical 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 Trendelenburg's Elementa Logices Aristoteleae, and in Bacon's Novum Orgarrum, Book I, and Book II, Aphorisms 1-20.