Appendix G: Philology Emphasis: Short Identifications (Qualifying Exam in Greek and Latin Literature)

Note: The list below contains both Greek and Latin terms (while exams for some tracks will only test the Latin Terms).

Greek Terms

  1. GREEK EPIC
    Iliad Bachtrachomyomachia Epithet
    Odyssey Epic Cycle Ekphrasis
    Theogony Homer / Homeric Question Oral Composition
    Works and Days Hesiod Kleos
    Shield of Heracles Apollonius Rhodius Hapax legomenon
    Catalog of Women Dactylic Hexameter Homeric Hymns
    Argonautica Apostrophe Nonnus

  2. GREEK DRAMA
    Aeschylus Helen  City Dionysia 
    Oresteia Aristophanes  Lenaia
    Prometheus Bound Lysistrata  Stichomythia 
    Persians Frogs  Stasimon 
    Sophocles Menander  Agon 
    Oedipus Tyrannos Samia  Parabasis 
    Antigone Dyskolos Satyr Play
    Ajax  Old Comedy Mechane  
    Philoctetes  Middle Comedy  Ekkyklema 
    Euripides  New Comedy  Skene
    Bacchae Iambic Trimeter   Episodos 
    Medea  Chorus  Catharsis
    Hippolytus Choregos Anagnoresis
        Peripeteia

  3. GREEK HISTORIOGRAPHY

    Logographers

    Anabasis Cassius Dio
    Hecateus of Miletus Hellenica Diodorus Siculus
    Herodotus Ctesias Josephus
    Historié Hellanicus of Lesbos Plutarch
    Egyptian Logos Polybius Herodian
    Thucydides Manetho Strabo
    Ktema es aei Appian  
    Xenophon Arrian  
  4. GREEK PHILOSOPHY (and religion)
    Thales Aporia Neo-Platonism
    Heraclitus Platonic Forms Diogenes of Sinope
    Xenophanes Plato Cynicism
    Parmenides Apology Epicurus
    Pythagoras Republic Epicureanism
    Empedocles Allegory of the Cave Zeno of Citium
    Democritus Symposium Stoicism
    Protagoras Aristotle Hypatia
    Prodicus Poetics Apostle Paul
    Socrates Peripatetics Eusebius
    Socratic Irony Plotinus Septuagint
  5. GREEK TECHNICAL WRITERS, ETC.
    Hippocratic Corpus Ptolemy Suda
    Galen Pausanias  
    Eratosthenes Dionysius of Halicarnassus  
  6. GREEK POETRY (Non-Epic, Non-dramatic)
    Pindar Semonides Aetia
    Epinician Odes Iambus Aratus
    Sappho Elegy Hero(n)das
    Archilochus Solon Mime
    Alcaeus Hipponax Meleager of Gadyra
    Simonides Choliamb Palatine Anthology
    Callinus Theocritus Anyte of Tegea
    Tyrtaeus Bucolic Poetry  
    Theocritus Callimachus  

     

  7. GREEK PROSE FICTION
    Xenophon (of Athens)'s Cyropaedia Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Cleitophon Lucan of Samosata
    Chariton's Callirhoe Longus' Daphnis and Chloe Menippean Satire
    Xenophon (of Ephesus)'s Ephesiaka Heliodorus' Aethiopica Alexander Romance
  8. GREEK RHETORIC
    Sophists Demosthenes Dio Chrysostom
    Gorgias On the Crown Aelius Aristides
    Lysias Philippics Philostratus
    Aeschines Atticism Herodes Atticus
    Isocrates Koiné ethopoeia
    Panegyricus Second Sophistic  
  9. Common Terms
    Hypotaxis Structuralism Lacan
    Parataxis Narratology Gender Studies
    Asyndeton Post-Structuralism Scholia
    Polysyndeton Deconstruction Textual Criticism
    Intertextuality New Historicism  
    New Criticism Marxist Literary Theory  

Latin Terms

  1. LATIN EPIC
    Livius Andronicus Eclogues Thebaid
    Naevius' Bellum Poenicum Georgics Achilleid
    Saturnian Verse Aeneid Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica
    Ennius' Annales Ovid's Metamorphoses Silius Italicus' Punica
    Lucretius' De Rerum Natura Lucan's Pharsalia  
    Vergil Statius  
  2. ROMAN DRAMA
    fabula Rudens Pacuvius
    palliata Amphitruo Accius
    togata Character type Caecilius Statius
    Atellan Farce Terence Seneca the Younger
    cothurnata Andria Medea
    praetexta Hecyra Thyestes
    Plautus Heauton-timoroumenos Phaedra
    Menaechmi Eunuchus Ps. Seneca's Octavia
    Pseudolus Phormio  
    Miles Gloriosus Adelphoe  
  3. ROMAN HISTORIOGRAPHY
    Fabius Pictor Bellum Jugurthae Tacitus
    "Annalists" Res Gestae Divi Augusti Agricola
    Cato's Origines Livy Historiae
    Sisenna exempla Annales
    Cornelius Nepos Asinius Pollio Suetonius
    Caesar's Commentarii Velleius Paterculus Historia Augusta
    Sallust Valerius Maximus Ammianus Marcellinus
    Bellum Catilinae Curtius Rufus  
  4. ROMAN PHILOSOPHY (and religion)
    Lucretius' De Rerum Natura De Clementia Lactantius
    Cicero De Ira Ambrose
    De Officiis De Brevitate Vitae Jerome
    De Finibus De Vita Beata Augustine
    De Senectute De Providentia Confessiones
    De Amicitia Tertullian De Civitate Dei
    Seneca the Younger Cyprian  
    Epistulae Morales Symmachus  
  5. LATIN TECHNICAL WRITERS, ETC.
    Cato the Elder Apicius Pliny's Panegyricus
    De Agri Cultura Astronomica Aulus Gellius
    Varro's De Re Rustica Pliny the Elder Papinian
    Vitruvius Naturalis Historia Ulpian
    Clesus Frontinus Censorius
    Columella Pilny's Epistulae  
  6. ROMAN POETRY (Non-Epic, Non-dramatic)
    Lucilius Satires/Sermones Perseus
    satura Ars Poetica Juvenal
    Neoteroi Tibullus Statius' Silvae
    Catullus Sulpicia Martial
    puella docta Propertius Ausonius
    epyllion Cynthia Claudian
    epithalamia locus amoenus Damasus
    Lesbia Ovid Prudentius
    Caecilius Gallus Amores Paulinus of Nola
    Horace Heroides Sidonius Apollinaris
    Epodes Ars Amatoria  
    Odes Fasti  
  7. LATIN PROSE FICTION
    Apocolocyntosis Apuleius
    Petronius' Satyricon Metamorphoses ("Golden Ass")
  8. LATIN RHETORIC
    Rhetorica ad Herennium In Catilinam Philippics
    Asianism v. Atticism Pro Milone Seneca the Elder
    Cicero Pro Caelio Quintillian
    prosopopoieia Pro Archia Poeta Tacitus' Dialogus de Oratoribus