How to Register for a Latin or Greek Proficiency Exam
Graduate Proficiency Examination in Ancient Greek, Classical Latin, and Medieval Latin
The Graduate Proficiency Examination in Ancient Greek, Classical Latin or Medieval Latin will be given by arrangement between the students and the Department of Classical Studies. The student must register with the Classics Department at least two weeks before the date of the examination. The examination is set for 2 hours; it will be scored according to the accuracy of translation and the amount of material translated. Latin/English or Greek/English dictionaries may be used. A student may not take the examination more than three times. Students should bring their ID card with photograph to the examination.
N.B. Students may be certified in Latin by examination or by completion of L400 or the equivalent with a grade of B or better.
Students may be certified as proficient in ancient Greek by examination or by completion of G302 or the equivalent with a grade of B or better.
Graduate Proficiency Examination in Classical Latin
Poetry: All Students--Vergil Aeneid I and VI
1. Students in English, Comparative Literature, modern foreign languages, fine arts, music, speech and theatre: Cicero Pro Archia Poeta, Cicero Pro Caelio sections 56-80.
2. Students in history: Cicero De Imperio Cn. Pompei (=Pro lege Manilia).
3. Students in philosophy: Cicero De Senectute.
Graduate Proficiency Examination in Ancient Greek
Poetry: All Students--Homer Iliad I, Odyssey V
1. Students in English, Comparative Literature, modern foreign languages, fine arts, music, speech and theatre: Plato Ion.
2. Students in history: Xenophon Anabasis I.
3. Students in philosophy: Plato Crito.
Graduate Proficiency Examination in Medieval Latin – Humanities
Jerome, Biblia Latina Vulgata: Psalms 1-50, iuxta LXX (i.e., the “Gallican” version). Biblia sacra iuxta vulgatam versionem, ed. R. Weber, Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1969 (5th ed. 2007).
Walter Map, De Nugis Curialium: Distinctio IV. Ed./Trans. M. R. James, Rev. C.N.L. Brooke and R.A.B. Mynors. Oxford Medieval Texts. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983.
Graduate Proficiency Examination in Medieval Latin-Music
Set Music Books:
Ambrosian Hymns (ed. Fontaine, 1992)
Notker, Sequences (ed. von den Steinen, Notker der Dichter und seine Geistige Welt)
Carmina Burana (ed. Hilka-Schumann; electronic text available
through IUCAT: Digitale Bibliothek deutscher Klassiker imWWW)
Biblia Latina (Exodus)
Augustine on music (De Musica, PL 32.1079-1194) Johannes Tinctoris, Liber de arte contrapunti.
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Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7103