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Greek Texts in Translation
Herodotus, The Histories (selections of Book 2)
Pindar, selections of Pythian Odes (4,9)
Aeschylus, Suppliants
Euripides, Helen
Theocritus, Idyll 15
Callimachus, Hymn to Apollo, Coma Berenices (fr. 110 Pf), Hymn to Zeus
Apollonius of Rhodes, selections of Argonautica
Heliodorus, selections of Aethiopica

Latin Texts in Translation
Plautus, Poenulus
Catullus, Carmen 66
Sallust, The Jugurthine War
Horace, selection of Odes (1.37, 3.3, 4.4)
Virgil, selections of Georgics 4, selections of Aeneid 1 and 4
Livy, History of Rome, selections of third decade
Lucan, The Civil War, selections of book 9 and 10
Silius Italicus, selections of Punica
Apuleius, Apologia, selections of Metamorphoses
Augustine, selections of Confessions and The City of God

English Texts
Wheatley, Phillis (1773) Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral
Cullen, Countee (1925) Color, especially Yet Do I Marvel

Dunbar, Paul Laurence
Ellison, Ralph (1952) Invisible Man
Hopkins, Pauline
Reed, Ishmael (1972) Mumbo Jumbo
Morrison, Toni (1987) Beloved
--- (1988) 'Unspeakable Things Unspoken: The Afro-American Presence in Classical Literature'

--- (1977) Song of Solomon

--- [selections from Paradise (1997) and Jazz (1992)] 
Walcott, Derek (1990) Omeros
Padilla Peralta, D. (2015) Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League

Set texts for the module as a Latin Language Option:

Autumn Term:

Plautus, Poenulus 1-128, 950-1422 (600 lines)
Virgil, Aeneid 1.335-756 (421 lines)

Spring Term:

Apuleius, selected passages from Metamorphoses and Apologia (20 OCT pp.)
Augustine, selected passages from Confessions and The City of God (20 OCT pp.)