Joseph Fontenrose (1903-1986), Classics at Berkeley: The First Century 1869-1970
(Berkeley: Department of Classics, History Fund, 1982), pp. 1-2:
In 1869 all candidates for admission to the Fourth Class (first year) of the
College of Letters had to pass a satisfactory examination in Latin Grammar, four
books of Caesar, Aeneid I–VI, six orations of Cicero, Greek Grammar, and
three books of Xenophon's Anabasis (besides examinations in algebra, geometry,
English Grammar, geography, and United States history). These represented high-school studies; the University did not offer primary courses in Caesar, Cicero,
Virgil, and Xenophon.