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In this school are taught the Latin and Greek languages; the
Greek and Roman History, Geography, and Literature; and the
Hebrew language. The instruction is given partly by lectures
and examinations, and partly by comments on portions of the
text-books appointed to be read by the student. It embraces the
following subjects, distributed according to the classes.

I. Junior Latin.—1. General principles and doctrines of the

2. The application of these general principles in the explanation
of the formation and composition of the words of the language,
considered individually, and without regard to their relations to
other words in a sentence.

The doctrine of the primary and secondary significations of
words is considered in connection with this branch of the subject,
and is illustrated in the lectures from day to day as occasion may

3. The accidence, or inflectional forms of words, expressing
the relations in which they stand to other words in a sentence.
These modifications of the forms of words are in like manner
explained by the application of the general principles of the

4. The Syntax, or laws which govern the relations existing
between the several parts of a sentence or discourse, whether indicated
by the inflections of words, or by particles. This subject is
treated of partly in lectures specially devoted to it, partly by way
of prelections and comment on the portions of authors read in the
lecture-room, and partly in connection with the written exercises.

For the above subjects the text-books are the Professor's printed
notes, Zumpt's Latin Grammar, and Krebs' Guide.

5. The doctrine of the quantity of Syllables, and the metres.
The students are advised to use Carey's Latin Prosody, and
Munk's Greek and Roman Metres by Professors Beck and Felton.

6. The Latin authors used as text-books are Horace, Virgil,
Cicero's Orations, and his Epistles ad Diversos, Terence, and
Cæsar's Commentaries. The last chiefly with a view to the written

II. Senior Latin.—1. Prelections and commentaries on portions
of the classic authors, embracing besides the other matters
necessary for the better understanding of these, a further development


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of the doctrines of philology taught in the Junior Class.

The text-books are Horace, Juvenal, Livy, Tacitus, Krebs'
Guide and Zumpt's Latin Grammar.

2. Geography of Ancient Italy. The maps of ancient and
modern Italy, published by the "Society for the Diffusion of Useful
Knowledge," are recommended.

3. Roman History. This subject is taught by prelections, and
by examinations on the text-book, Schmitz' History of Rome. The
History of Rome published by the "Society for the Diffusion of
Useful Knowledge," Niebuhr's History of Rome, and Arnold's
History of Rome are referred to.

III. Junior Greek.—1. The Etymology, considered in its general
principles and its applications, the Syntax, and the Prosody
and Metres, are taught to this class in the same way as to the
Junior Latin.

For these subjects, Kühner's Elementary Greek Grammar is the

2. The Greek authors read and explained in the lecture-room,
are Xenophon's Anabasis, Herodotus, and a play of Æschylus or
Euripides. The Greek and English Lexicon of Liddell and Scott
is that preferred.

IV. Senior Greek.—1. Prelections and commentaries on portions
of the Greek classic authors, in the same way as in the Senior
Latin class, and embracing the like subjects.

The Greek authors used as text-books in this class are Euripides,
Sophocles, Thucydides, and Homer. The student should have
Kühner's Larger Greek Grammar.

2. Ancient Geography of Greece. The printed notes of the
Professor form the text in part.

3. Ancient History of Greece—taught by prelections, and by
examinations on the text-books. These are Thirlwall's History of
Greece, or the History of Greece in the Library of Useful Knowledge.

It is expected of the students of Latin and Greek that they shall
read in their rooms such authors and parts of authors, prescribed
by the Professor, as cannot be read in the lecture-room; e. g.:
Cicero's Epistles to Atticus, his Orations (selected), and Treatise
"De Republica;" Sallust, Virgil, Terence, Plautus, Æschylus,
Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Demosthenes, Æschines,
Thucydides, Plato, &c.

As an essential part of the plan of instruction, the students of
each class are required to furnish written exercises; which consist
in the conversion of Latin or Greek into English, and of English
into Latin or Greek. The exercises are examined by the Professor,
and their errors marked; they are then returned to the students,
and the corrections stated and explained in the presence of the
class. For these exercises the classic authors are used as a text,
aided in Latin by Krebs' Guide.


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V. Hebrew.—The text-books are Biblia Hebraica, Nordheimer's,
or Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar, and Gesenii Lexicon Manuale
Hebr. et Chald., or Sauerwein's edition of Rehkopf's Lex.
Hebr. Chald.

In the written translations required as a test of the qualifications
of candidates for degrees, the passages used are selected by the
committee of examination, not from the portions of authors which
have been read and explained in the lecture-room, but at will from
the classic writers generally.