A2 Level Classical Greek · OCR
Week 1: Monday 26 - Friday 30 March
Week 2: Monday 2 - Friday 6 April
Week 3: Monday 9 - Friday 13 April
Length of Course
Subject to requirement
The course is designed subject to requirements and consists of intensive coverage of the two 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 from:
Plato, Phaedo 61e5-68c4
Herodotus, Book VI 105-131 (omitting 118, 119, 122 and 127)
Sophocles, Antigone 1-99, 441-525, 635-780
Aristophanes, Frogs 1-208, 830-970, 1119-1208
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.