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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

University of New Zealand — Greek Language and Literature — Paper b

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University of New Zealand

Greek Language and Literature

Paper b.

I. 1. Translate:—

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2. Translate, with brief notes on allusions or constructions:

(a) Birds, 685-692.

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II. 1. Translate:—Plato: Phaedo, p. 101 B-D.

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2. Expound the principle here illustrated, and show how it bears upon the main thesis of the Phaedo.

3. Give in outline the argument by which Plato endeavours to establish the prior existence of the soul.

III. 1. Translate:—Plato: Theaetetus, p. 179 E-180 B.

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2. What school of philosophers is described in the last extract? State their main doctrine, and the manner in which Sokrates deals with it.

3. What are the conclusions which Plato arrives at in this dialogue as to the definition of knowledge? What objects does he achieve in the course of his discussion?

4. Translate, with notes:—Theaet. p. 148.

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[Candidates are recommended to answer one or two questions fully rather than to attempt a brief treatment of all.]

IV. 1. Examine how far the comedy of 'The Birds' had a serious political purpose.

2. Discuss the correctness with which Aristophanes has represented the character of either Kleon or Sokrates, comparing our other authorities.

3. Trace the steps by which Athens rose again after her capture by the Lacedaemonians.

4. Give some account of the statesmen contemporary with Demosthenes, and the policy which they respectively advocated.

5. What schools of philosophy took their rise from the teaching of Sokrates? Name their leading adherents, and give in outline their principal doctrines.

6. Sketch the relations of Greece with Persia during the time between the time of Perikles and the death of Philip.