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9781474265485

OCR Anthology for Classical Greek GCSE

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  • ISBN13:

    9781474265485

  • ISBN10:

    1474265480

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-10-06
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

This is the OCR endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Greek GCSE set text prescriptions examined from 2018 to 2023. The texts covered are:

Homer
Odyssey 6:48–159
Iliad 3:1–112
Odyssey 7:184–297

Herodotus
Histories 1.30–4, 86–7 and 6.125 (Solon & Croesus; How Alcmaeon Was Enriched by Croesus)
Histories 3.17–25, 38 (The Ethiopians; The Power of Custom)
Histories 2.2, 69–70, 129–33, 31–2 (Psammetichus; Crocodiles; Mycerinus; Pygmies)

Euripides
Alcestis 280–393
Electra 215–331
Bacchae 434–508, 800–38

Plato
Phaedo 59c–60a, 115b–d, 116b–d, 117c–18a

Plutarch
A Spartan Childhood

Lucian
Anacharsis and Athletics
The Isle of the Blest

The volume starts with an introduction to ancient Greek history and culture, which will set in context the passages for the exams and give guidance on how to translate ancient Greek. The prescribed texts are set out in clear passages facing commentary notes, with further information on GCSE vocabulary and key terms as well as study questions. The full GCSE vocabulary is provided at the back of the book and a timeline, Who's Who, glossaries and map combine to give students a focused preparation for their exams. The book is supported by a companion website of further resources.

Author Biography

Judith Affleck is Head of Classics at King Edward's School, Bath, UK.

Clive Letchford is Teaching Fellow in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Greek World
Timeline
Who's Who
Glossary of Key Terms

Part 1
How to Translate Unseen Greek at GCSE Level
Guide to the Set Texts for GCSE

Part 2: Prose Texts

Part 3: Verse Texts

Index of Vocabulary

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