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Optional (O) Papers

O Papers are papers that are taught and examined outside the Faculty of Classics and that may nevertheless be taken by candidates for Part II of the Classical Tripos. If, in your second year, you are considering taking one of the O papers, be sure to attend the special advisory session on them offered in the Faculty at the start of Easter Term. If you do decide to take one, it is important that your Director of Studies should, at the earliest opportunity, put you in touch with an appropriate adviser from the faculty in which the paper is taught. The lecture times for the courses are available from the University’s on-line lecture listings site:

http://timetables.caret.cam.ac.uk/live/web/index.html. Details of the syllabus,

recommended reading etc. can be obtained from the faculty concerned. If, after following the above routes, you still have problems in obtaining adequate advice, you should consult the Academic Secretary for Undergraduate Affairs.

Twelve papers, of which you may take at most one, are available as O Papers. Each gives you an opportunity to learn how another discipline studies a subject adjacent to one that you will have studied within Classics. Their variety therefore reflects the variety of Classics itself. They are as follows:

Paper O1NOT AVAILABLE FOR EXAMINATION

Paper O2: Introduction to modern Greek language and culture (Paper Gr. 3 of Part IB of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos).

Paper O3: Tragedy (Paper 2 of Part II of the English Tripos).

Paper O4: History and theory of literary criticism (Paper 16 of Part II of the English Tripos).

Paper O5: Philosophy of mind (Paper 2 of Part II of the Philosophy Tripos).

Paper O6: History of political thought to c. 1700 (Paper 19 of Part I of the Historical Tripos).

Paper O7: Akkadian language (Paper M1 of Part I of the Archaeology Tripos).

Paper O8: Judaism and Hellenism (Paper D2(d) of Part IIB of the Theological and Religious Studies Tripos).

Paper O9: Early medieval literature and its contexts (Paper 2 of Part I of the English Tripos).

Paper O10: The Romance languages (Paper CS1 of Part II of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos).

Paper O11: Early History of Science, Medicine and Technology (Paper 1 of Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos)

Paper O12: Archaeology in action (Paper A2 of Part I of the Archaeology Tripos).

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