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Passages from Previous Years


Senior Greek Competitions

1978:     Plato, Lysis 213d - 214c
1983:     Plato, Hippias Major 282c - 283b
1984:     Plutarch, Themistocles 15
1985:     Xenophon, Institutio Cyri 1.2.2 - 7
1986:     Polybius 16.21.1 - 8
1987:     Lysias, Funeral Oration 4 - 6
1988:     Xenophon, Lakedaimonion Politeia 10.4 - 7
1989:     Plato, Laches 186b - 187a
1990:     Plutarch, Comp. of Brutus and Dio 3.4 - 11
1992:     Xenophon, Hellenika 2.4.20 - 22
1993:     Lysias, In Defense of the Dissolution of the Demos 15 - 17
1994:     Xenophon, Memorabilia 2.1.21 - 23
1995:     Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 1518 - 1555
1996:     Achilles Tatius, Leucippe & Cleitophon 1.3.5 - 1.5.3
1997:     Longus, Daphnis et Chloe 2.7 - 9
1998:     Euripides, Cyclops 275 - 312
1999:     Euripides, Andromache 155 - 180
2000:     Plato, Crito 51c6 -52a5
2001:     Thucydides 7.84
2002:     Lucian, Prometheus 11 - 12
2003:     Xenophon, Hell. 3.5.8 - 11
2004:     Ps.-Plato, Minos 320C - 321A (abriged)
2005:     Isocrates, ad Nicoclem 20 - 23
2006:     Demosthenes, Against Meidias 48 - 50
2007:     Thucydides, Histories 1.13.1-3
2008:     Philostratus, Heroicus / Philostrate, Héroicos 33.4-8
2009:     Gregoy of Nyssa 451-452 (slightly modified), 6
2010:     Heliodorus, Aethiopica / Héliodore, Éthiopiques 1.5.2-1.6.1

Senior Latin Competitions

1970:     Florus 1.6.1 - 11
1971:     Claudian, De Raptu 2.282 - 306
1976:     Caesar, Bell. Alex. 72 - 73
1977:     Calpurnius Siculus, Ecl. 3.36 - 64
1978:     Cicero, De Fin. 3.22
1979:     Ovid "luctantur pectusque leve" (Amores 3.11b.33ff.)
1980:     Suetonius, Aug. 28 - 29
1981:     Martial 8.2 & 10.7
1982:     Ovid "si saperem doctas odissem" (Tristia 2.1.13ff.)
1983:     Varro, De Rustica 3.1.1 - 5
1984:     Livy 2.25
1985:     Seneca, De Spe 1 - 22, 43 - 50
1986:     Cicero, Pro Balbo 11 - 13
1987:     Silius Italicus 10.309 - 336
1988:     Seneca, De Beneficiis 4.37
1990:     Sallust, Catilina 25 - 26
1992:     Livy 38.5
1994:     Velleius Paterculus, Histoire de Rome 2.41.2
1995:     Cicero, Ad Atticum 5.1.3 - 4 (slightly abridged)
1996:     Seneca, De Ira 1.18.3 - 6
1997:     Suetonius, Divus Julius 55 - 6
1998:     Ovid, Heroides 12.183 - 204
1999:     Cicero, Pro M. Marcello 2.4.7 - 7.4
2000:     Quintilian, Insttitutio Oratoria 1.2.6 - 8
2001:     Suetonius, Life of Tiberius 38 & 39
2002:     Seneca, De Beneficiis 1.13.1 - 3
2003:     Panegyrici Latini 11.16.1 - 4
2004:     Lucan, Civil War 5.790 - 810
2005:     Asconius, Pro Milone 30 - 32C
2006:     Minucius Felix, Octavius 25.1 - 7
2007:     Q. Curtiu Rufus, Historiae Alexandri Magni Macedonis 3.12.1-12
2008:     Hirtius, de Bello Gallico VIII, praef I
2009:     Horace, Epodes, III
2010:     Pliny the Younger, Ep. / Pline le Jeune, Lettres 9.17

Junior Greek Competitions

1973:     Xenophon, Cyropaedia 8.6.17 - 18
1989:     Xenophon, Anabasis 5.7.5 - 7
1994:     Xenophon, Apologia of Socrates 32 - 33
1995:     Euripides, Heraclidae 134 - 146
1996:     Lysias, Pour l'invalide 24.6 - 9
1997:     Chariton 1.8
1998:     Xenophon, Anabasis 4.7.23 - 27
1999:     Xenophon, Symposium 2.9 - 10
2000:     Homer, Odyssey 4.250 - 64
2001:     Lysias, Epitaphios 79 - 81
2002:     Lucian 35.1, Jugement de Paris
2003:     Lysias, In Defense of Mantitheus 10 - 12
2004:     Achilles Tatius, Leucippe & Cleitophon 2.21.1 - 4
2005:     Longus, Daphnis & Chloe 3.23
2006:     Xenophon, Cyropaedia 7.3.14 - 15
2007:     Lysias 3.7-10 contra Simon
2008:     Parthenius XV (The Story of Daphne)
2009:     Palaephatus, Unbelievable Tales / Histoires incroyables, 6
2010:     Lysias, Against Andocides / Lysias, Contre Andocide 50-52

Junior Latin Competitions

1994:     Petronius, Satyricon 71.4 - 12 (selected passages)
1995:     Livy, Ab Urbe Condita 1.57.10 - 58.4
1996:     Sallust, De Coniuratione Catilinae 25
1997:     Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia 8.1.1 & 8.7.23
1998:     Cicero, De natura deorum 1.3.6 - 3.6
1999:     Nepos, De Excellentibus ducibus externarum gentium ("Themistocles") 9.1 - 4
2000:     Seneca, Dial. 2.15.1 - 2
2001:     Pliny, Epist. 3.7
2002:     Pliny the Elder, Historia Naturalis 8.26.67 - 68
2003:     Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae 3.15.1 - 3
2004:     Cornelius Nepos 4.2
2005:     Pliny 8.8
2006:     Augustine, On the city of God 1.15 (adapted)
2007:     Livy 1.16.1-3
2008:     Symmachus, Epistulae 5.37
2009:     Adapted from the Younger Pliny‚Äôs Letters, vi, 20 / Adaptation de Pline le Jeune, Lettres, VI, 20
2010:     Seneca, Ep. / Sénèque, Lettres 16.3-4

Latin Competition for High School Students

1999:     Livy 21.28 (adapted) — Hannibal brings the elephants across the River Rhone
2000:     Livy 1.57.6 - 58.11 ((adapted) — Lucretia, Paragon of Virtue
2001:     Pliny, Epist. 4.3 (adapted) — Pliny helps to found a school
2002:     Phaedrus 3.17
2003:     Aulus Gellius 3.15 (adapted)
2004:     Livy 30.12 - 15 (adapted)
2005:     Eutropius 2.23 (adapted)
2006:     Pliny 3.14 (adapted)
2007:     John Harmar, Praxis Grammatica 593 (adapted)
2008:     Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae V.9 / Aulu-Gelle, Noctes Atticae V.9
2009:     Taken from Vitruvius, de Architectura, Liber II / Pris de Vitruvie, de Architectura, Liber II)
2010:     Seneca, de Ira / Sénèque, de Ira 3.4

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