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Syllabus

Primary Texts to be studied in translation:

prescribed translations are West (OUP) and Carson, If Not, Winter for Sappho; supplemented – via course extracts – by excerpts from Nisetich for Pindar, Victory Odes; Race for Pindar, fragments; and Campbell (Loeb) for Bacchylides and Timotheus; Loebs are of course available online also.

Archilochus, fragments; Stesichorus, fragments; Sappho, fragments 1, 2, 16, 31, 55, 96, 105a plus New Sappho fragments published since 2009 ('Tithonus' and 'Brothers' poems); Alcaeus fragments 42 Voigt, 130B Voigt, 140 Voigt, 326, 332, 333, 350; Ibycus fragments 282a (=S151), 286. 287; Anacreon fragments 357, 358, 359, 395, 413, 417; Simonides fragments 531, 543, 581; Bacchylides Ode 5 and fragment 20B; Pindar, Olympians 1 and 6, Pythians 1 and 8, Nemean 8, Paean 9, and fragment 123; Timotheus, Persae.

 

Primary Texts, Original Greek (for Q800/Q801):

Knowledge of all the above in translation, plus specific knowledge of the following in the original Greek:

Sappho fragments 1, 2, 16, 31, 55, 96, 105a, plus New Sappho Tithonus poem (fragment 58); Alcaeus fragments 140 Voigt, 326, 332, 333, 350; Stesichorus, Geryoneis fr. 19 lines 31–47; Ibycus fragments 282a (=S151) and 286; Anacreon fragments 357, 358, 359, 395, 413, 417; Simonides fragments 531, 543, 581; Bacchylides Ode 5; Pindar, Olympian 1, Nemean 8, Paean 9, and fragment 123.