A Level Classical Greek · OCR
Week 1: 1 April – 5 April
Week 2: 8 April – 12 April
Week 3: 15 April – 19 April
Length of Course
Subject to requirement.
The course will consist of tailored sessions based on individuals' requirements, with intensive coverage of the set texts and of practice in translating unseen passages. As for the literature, tuition will concentrate on translation, stylistic assessment and exploring themes and characters of:
Thucydides, Histories, Book 4, 29-40
Plato, Apology, 35e to end
Xenephon, Memorabilia, Book 1.II.12 to 1.II.38
Homer, Odyssey 9, lines 231-460
Sophocles, Antigone, lines 162-222, 248-33, 441-496, 998-1032
You must clearly state which texts are required at the time of booking.
Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of Classical Greek texts within their literary, social and historical contexts.
Where the language is concerned, unseen passages will be translated in class and the grammar and syntax of these analysed closely. Practice in Greek prose composition will also be offered, for those who intend to choose the Prose Composition option in the exam.
OCR Anthology for AS and A level Classical Greek